With Pence And Kaine Set To Meet, A Look At Vice Presidential Debate History

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Vice President Dick Cheney takes notes as Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards speaks during their vice presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland  on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004. (Rick Wilking/AP)

The first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attracted a record audience. That’s not expected to be the case when their running mates, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, meet for their first and only vice presidential debate on Tuesday.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson looks back at some of the past vice presidential debates, the first of which was in 1976, with American University professor Allan Lichtman.


Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history at American University. He tweets @AllanLichtman.

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