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Veep, Veep!

Veep, Veep!

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With the Democratic Convention only a few days away, and the Republican Convention to follow, voters from both parties are anxiously awaiting news about running mates. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has indicated that he'll announce his vice president on Friday, Aug. 29, his seventy-second birthday. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will tell his supporters any day now. By text message.

So, on our regular Political Junkie segment, Ken Rudin will go through the short lists. If you want to know who he has picked, you can read his latest column here. And if you're a betting man or woman, you can check his record there, too.

As usual, Ken will take us through the latest political news. The two candidates traveled to California, to Saddleback Church, and to Orlando, for the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Back from vacation, Obama has some new ads, running in battleground states, including this one, about the economy:

It's his answer to ads like this one, by his opponent:

What questions do you have for Ken, about the campaign? And who do you think the candidates should pick to be their veeps?

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