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Kerry Picks Edwards as His No. 2

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Kerry Picks Edwards as His No. 2

Kerry Picks Edwards as His No. 2

Kerry Picks Edwards as His No. 2

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Choosing a running mate means some much-needed publicity for presidential candidate John Kerry. But by November, will Tuesday's decision be blamed for the Democratic Party's defeat — or remembered fondly for winning the election? NPR's Lynn Neary and guests to examine the political assets and liabilities of potential vice president John Edwards.

Guests:

Ron Elving
*NPR's Senior Washington Editor

Jim Ruvolo
*Chair of the John Kerry Campaign in Ohio

Congressman Rob Portman
*Ohio Communications Chair for the Bush Campaign
*US Representative for Ohio's 2nd Congressional District

Paul Light
*Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
*Professor of Public Service at New York University

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