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Choosing a Running Mate a Tricky Proposition

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Choosing a Running Mate a Tricky Proposition

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Choosing a Running Mate a Tricky Proposition

Choosing a Running Mate a Tricky Proposition

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The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry, has named a search committee to vet his short list of potential running mates. But choosing a vice presidential candidate isn't easy, and history is full of selections that didn't turn out the way the top of the ticket intended. Hear NPR's Mara Liasson.

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