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  • Green Party's Jill Stein chooses a running mate

    08/02/2016 2:47:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 2, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein announced on Monday evening her vice presidential running mate for the 2016 election: human rights "champion" Ajamu Baraka. "I am honored and excited to announce that my running mate in the 2016 presidential election will be Ajamu Baraka . . . Stein said she also conducted interviews with single-payer healthcare activist Chris Hedges, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate Margaret Flowers (Md.), economic justice advocate and Trans-Pacific Partnership opponent Kevin Zeese of and Green Party activist and former Black Panther Party leader Aaron Dixon.
  • Tim Kaine Selected Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential Running Mate

    07/22/2016 5:37:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies ^ | July 22, 2016
    Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate. "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate," Clinton wrote in a text to supporters Friday night, following initial media reports.
  • Hillary Clinton chooses Sen. Tim Kaine as Vice Presidential running mate [banner]

    07/22/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by fision · 187 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/22/2016
    HILLARY CHOOSES KAINE Clinton taps Virginia senator as VP running mate FBI DOUBLE STANDARD? Senator stiff-armed over Clinton treatment concerns

    07/15/2016 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 493 replies ^ | July 15, 2016
  • Trump to Announce VP Pick in Manhattan @ 11am on Friday

    07/13/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 634 replies
    Received text from @realDonald Trump: I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11am in Manhattan. Details to follow.
  • Thoughts on Trump's Vice President (Whoever it May Be)

    07/13/2016 10:41:46 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    Within the next 48-72 hours, we should know who Donald Trump has chosen for a running mate. Some think it will be Friday and others think it will be over the weekend. But chances are, we will know by this time on Saturday (just three days from now) as typically candidates want to maximize the convention news cycle and announcing a few days prior will help accomplish that and build some excitement leading into the convention itself. I have no idea who Trump is going to pick but I do know this: Once the pick is made, there is...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Newt Gingrich: I Would Consider Being Trump’s Running Mate

    07/09/2016 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 170 replies ^ | 9 July 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Breitbart News that he would consider being Republican candidate Donald Trump’s running mate in November’s general election. Asked if Trump has asked him to be running mate, Gingrich said, “No.” Asked if he would consider being running mate, Gingrich said, “Yes.” But, “I think he has to make that decision.” “It is the most extraordinary campaign of its time,” the former speaker added. “He’s come out of nowhere and defeated 16 other candidates.” “If he catches fire he could be much like Reagan in 1980,” Gingrich said, noting that Trump could match those record...
  • It’s Time to Discuss Donald Trump’s Running Mate

    09/07/2015 7:13:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/07/2015 | By MATT LATIMER
    They still haven’t figured out Donald Trump. GOP leaders thought they’d outfox the frontrunner-they-don’t-want by making him sign a mafia-style “loyalty” pledge to the GOP. He signed it, no problem. And why not? The Republican Party isn’t exactly the Sopranos. What are they going to do if he breaks the pledge anyway? Break his thumbs? In return, the geniuses behind this idea have now forced every other GOP contender to vow support for Trump if he wins the nomination—along with whoever he chooses as his running mate. Which prompts us to ask a fun and fascinating question: Just who would...
  • Trump 'all for the concept' of female running mate

    08/13/2015 8:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Businessman Donald Trump, who has been atop polls in a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, said Wednesday that he would consider a female running mate. “Certainly, I would consider a woman as a running mate,” Trump told the Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed. “I am all for the concept," Trump continued, adding, "It would have to be the right person and I’m not going to go into who that would be right now." He also declined on CNN's "The Lead" to name potential female choices for a Trump White House ticket, saying, "It would be a great honor to have...
  • Ready for Hillary’s Running Mate? (No, REally. Seriesly. Beelzabubba)

    05/02/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/2/14 | Jeff Greenfield - The daily beast
    Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The ideal candidate would be someone clearly equipped by experience to handle the presidency at a moment’s notice, and who was held in high esteem by the public; maybe even someone who exemplified a time when Americans felt better about their country’s prospects. By that measure, there is at first glance one obvious choice: Bill Clinton. He would be by far the most clearly qualified candidate for the job. More than two-thirds of Americans look on him favorably, and last year, 55 percent told Gallup they saw Clinton as an outstanding or above-average president.
  • Romney may name running mate early in election race

    07/10/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney acknowledged on Tuesday he is considering naming his choice to serve as vice presidential running mate earlier than usual to better compete with President Barack Obama. As they work from a short list of leading Republicans, Romney and his advisers say they are weighing whether he should announce his choice some weeks earlier than the traditional time of around the Republican National Convention, which is to be held in Tampa in late August. The reasoning, advisers say, is that two candidates would be able to raise more money and engage Obama and Vice...
  • Afghan president chooses warlord as running mate (HRW shrieks, Karzai recycles 1st VeeP)

    05/04/2009 1:28:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez - ap
    KABUL – President Hamid Karzai chose a powerful warlord accused of rights abuses as one of his vice presidential running mates on Monday, hours before leaving for meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and Pakistan's president. The selection of Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a top commander in the militant group Jamiat-e-Islami during Afghanistan's 1990s civil war, drew immediate criticism from human rights groups.
  • Sarah Palin Action Figures. Booyah!

    09/09/2008 7:57:32 AM PDT · by Tidbit · 32 replies · 248+ views ^ | 09/09/2008
    Two new action dolls have gone on sale of Sarah Palin, the Alaska Governor who John McCain has chosen to be his Republican presidential running mate.
  • McCain Taps Alaska Governor Palin as Vice Presidential Running Mate

    08/29/2008 9:51:13 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 54 replies · 529+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 29, 2008 | By GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS and ED O'KEEFE
    The 44-year-old Palin brings working class roots and appeal to female voters, becoming only the second female vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket and a first for the GOP.
  • John McCain Selects Pro-Life Champion Sarah Palin for VP

    08/29/2008 8:07:57 AM PDT · by julieee · 75 replies · 286+ views ^ | August 29, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Washington, DC ( -- In a decision that's sure to unite the pro-life advocates behind his campaign, presidential candidate John McCain selected pro-life champion Sarah Palin as his pick for vice president. Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska, takes a strong pro-life position on both abortion and bioethics issues. She is strongly pro-life and, in April, Palin put those pro-life views into practice. As many as 80 percent of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome become victims of abortion, but Palin didn't let her child become a statistic. Palin, who has deeply-felt pro-life views, gave birth to...
  • Thoughts on Biden (Sen. Obnoxious) and the GOP Ticket

    08/23/2008 9:36:31 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 47 replies · 124+ views
    Myth Debunker ^ | 08/23/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    The Biden pick is very good news for our side. Again, someone’s own arrogance (Barack’s) has tripped himself up. The McCain campaign is already running an ad showing what Biden said about Obama in the primaries and, conversely, what he’s said about John McCain. This will be very effective unless our side were to make the mistake of also picking someone who was visibly/forcefully against John McCain in the primaries, in which case the media would only highlight that, leaving out that Biden had done the same. Our side also can’t afford to blow this opportunity by selecting someone who...
  • Obama introduces running mate Biden

    08/23/2008 1:28:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 228+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/08 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday as a man "ready to step in and be president," and the newly minted running mate quickly turned his campaign debut into a slashing attack on Republicans seeking four more years in the White House.
  • John McCain Will Not Pick Pro-Abortion Running Mate, Rules Out Tom Ridge

    08/20/2008 8:52:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 53 replies · 195+ views ^ | August 19, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- John McCain has confirmed that he will not be picking a running mate who takes a pro-abortion position and has ruled out former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who media outlets promoted as a possibility McCain aides told Republican Party officials of the decision and they confirmed it to Fox News. The aides and officials indicated that McCain “got the message” from pro-life advocates that picking an abortion advocate like Ridge was non-negotiable and could cost him votes.
  • Tee Keat not revealing running mate

    07/21/2008 4:20:04 AM PDT · by Impy · 1 replies · 126+ views
    The Star ^ | 7-19-08 | NG SI HOOI
    KUALA LUMPUR: MCA vice-president Datuk Ong Tee Keat, who is going for the presidency, is keeping mum on who his running mate will be during the party election in October. Ong declined to reveal any names, instead stressing that the important thing was that he offered his service and volunteered himself for the party. "I am going to release my roadmap soon, which will not be just a mere declaration. We need to have commitment and come out with a realistic strategy. "Whatever things that we map out should be realisable and able to be implemented. This is more dear...

    04/02/2008 1:25:30 PM PDT · by gocartoons · 4 replies · 91+ views
    Self-published | 4/2/08 | Kramer
    SENATOR MCCAIN MULLS RUNNING MATES – Political Satire UPee (Arizona) – Arizona Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP Presidential nominee is in the process of choosing a running mate. However, at Senator McCain’s age, a walking mate might be a better choice than a running mate. “I don’t run as fast as I used to, but I’d still like to pick a running mate who can keep up with me. Just because my name happens to have the word ‘cane’ in it, does not mean that I’m too old and that I use one.” McCain said during a Town Hall...