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V ice President Joe Biden, left, and President Obama embrace following Biden's vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.
September 4, 2012 A look at five memorable Democratic conventions of the past, beginning in 1956 — when presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson threw the decision on naming a running mate to the delegates.
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October 29, 2010 On this day in 1968, Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy -- with just a week to go before the election -- finally endorses his one-time rival, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, for president.
July 30, 2010 On this day in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson says he will not name any member of his Cabinet as his running mate, an announcement that everyone understood to be a message to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who had a tense relationship with LBJ.
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