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running mate

1. US a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp a candidate for the vice-presidency
2. a horse that pairs another in a team
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The Daily Graphic report of the selection of a running mate is false.'
Details of the list signed by the acting secretary of the electoral body, Mr Okechukwu Ndeche, indicated that the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola who holds MBA and his running mate, Mr Benedict Olugboyega Alabi with MSC.
"It is possible that Bernie Sanders voters may have wished that Clinton picked a more liberal running mate, and they are still holding that against Kaine."
ABV, however, has already tabled its "recommendation" that its leader, Georgi Parvanov (who served twice as President between 2002 and 2012) should be the joint candidate, while Kalfin should be his running mate.
Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running mate is among the least positive Gallup has measured for vice presidential picks, although similar to their reaction to Paul Ryan four years ago.
"The best evidence we have is that the running mate can influence the vote at the margins."
Cruz's unusually early announcement of a running mate appeared to be a bid to recover from Tuesday's losses, which moved Trump closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination at the July 18-21 Republican convention in Cleveland.
IT IS SOMETIMES SAID that the choice of a running mate is the first important decision a president makes, but all too often we barely consider what that decision will mean for the presidency.
Asked who he thought was the best running mate for Duterte, Sison replied: Bongbong is the worst kind.
"UNA will announce within the next few days the running mate of VP Binay," party Spokesman and Provincial Coordinator Mon Ilagan said in a statement.
His first vice-presidential running mate, Eng Mohammad Khan, called on the people to vote for Abdullah.
Washington, Apr.3 ( ANI ): South Carolina's Indian-origin Governor Nicky Haley has said that if she is offered an opportunity to run as a Republican running mate in this year's presidential polls, she would decline.