1976 debate: Mondale vs. Dole 1976 debate: Mondale vs. Dole

Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) shakes hands with Sen. Dan Quayle (R-Ind.) before their vice presidential debate at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on Oct. 5, 1988. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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