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a nominee for the lesser of two closely related political offices

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Sudi said leaders from Western should unite so that the DP can consider picking a running mate from the region.
I also thank my running mate Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe and her husband Okey Onyemelukwe for their joint role, warmth and added value to our efforts.
The moderator also reminded Trump that his running mate Pence, at the vice-presidential debate last week, had said "provocations need to be met with American strength, and if Russia continues to be involved along with the Syrian forces, the United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike the military targets of the Assad regime.
ABV, however, has already tabled its "recommendation" that its leader, Georgi Parvanov (who served twice as President between 2002 and 2012) should be the joint candidate, while Kalfin should be his running mate.
But one of the jobs of a running mate is to help the nominee fire up his or her political base, and it appears Pence has yet to achieve that.
Trump's choice of running mate is seen as critical because his defeat of 16 rivals in the Republican primary race left the party divided and some party leaders are still uneasy about some of his campaign positions, and his style.
The best evidence we have is that the running mate can influence the vote at the margins.
In a statement on Wednesday, Santiago, who placed last in the unofficial count, called the administration an authoritarian government which can manufacture the numbers of her running mate.
At a rally in Indianapolis Wednesday, Ted Cruz named former presidential rival Carly Fiorina as his would-be running mate if he can manage to snag the Republican presidential nomination from frontrunner Donald Trump.
Sometime in July--assuming nothing derails her nomination--Hillary Clinton will announce to the country the man or woman she has selected to be her running mate.
Honasan II will become the fifth senator to seek the presidency should he accept the offer of Vice President Jejomar Binay;s United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to become his (Binay's) running mate.
His first vice-presidential running mate, Eng Mohammad Khan, called on the people to vote for Abdullah.
Ohioans said that Democratic running mate Joe Biden won the vice presidential debate against Republican running mate Paul Ryan, 46-37, the report added.
Obama gave a measured first public reaction to Republican presumptive nominee Mitt Romney s pick of Ryan as his running mate, even as his top aides went on television talk shows to savage the Wisconsin lawmaker as favoring the rich.
Barack Obama delivered his first remarks towards Mitt Romney's new running mate, and despite boos from the crowd, he was very positive about Ryan as a person.