We received this question from James McKinstra of Freeport, Ill.:
Will Joe Biden be the first Roman Catholic vice president?
The answer is yes, and it's interesting that, in this year of history-making, this hasn't been widely pointed out.
Five other vice presidential candidates were Catholic: William Miller (R-1964), Ed Muskie (D-1968), Thomas Eagleton (D-1972, briefly), Sargent Shriver (D-1972) and Geraldine Ferraro (D-1984).
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