Welcome to Running Mates, our portal for all of our content related to the American vice presidency including our podcast, the 2020 Vice Presidential Tracker, and featured articles on vice presidents new, old, or never to be.

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  • Keeping an Eye on Vice Presidential Picks After Iowa and New Hampshire February 15, 2020Lars EmersonKeeping an Eye on Vice Presidential Picks After Iowa and New HampshireIt took a few days, a lot of miscommunication, a lot of errors, and some late nights, but we finally have the results from both the Iowa Democratic caucuses and the New Hampshire Democratic primary. The Iowa caucuses, the 89th Academy Awards of its time, what with a miscalled winner and a lot of confusion, ...
  • Running Mates: Episode 1 – 1968 – Agnew v. Muskie February 8, 2020Lars EmersonRunning Mates: Episode 1 - 1968 - Agnew v. MuskieLars and Michael discuss the 1968 running mates in our first full episode. In a divided and tormented nation, Richard Nixon picks Spiro Agnew in an attempt to woo southern voters with a law and order campaign and Hubert Humphrey picks Edmund Muskie to appease anti-war activists, cutting off his chances in key states.
  • The 2020 Vice Presidential Tracker January 28, 2020Lars EmersonThe 2020 Vice Presidential TrackerIt may feel like the 2020 Democratic primary has been going on forever, but voters will finally  have a say in who the eventual nominee will be in under a week at the Iowa caucuses. This first real contest between the candidates will officially begin the onslaught of state contests, delegate counts, and candidate dropouts ...
  • Running Mates: Introduction January 26, 2020Lars EmersonRunning Mates: IntroductionWe’re launching a new podcast here at The Postrider as part of our Running Mates project dedicated to the American vice presidency, those who have held it, vied for it, and perhaps are destined for it. The Running Mates podcast will cover every modern presidential election starting with 1968 through the lens of the vice presidential ...
  • Is the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Already Running? November 14, 2019Lars EmersonIs the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Already Running?2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the two things I love writing most about at The Postrider: the United States Senate, and the vice presidency. And we’re going to have a swath of content featuring both of these items unveiled over the course of the coming election year. We’ve held off ...
  • What if Pence Was Dropped from the Ticket in 2020? April 23, 2019Lars EmersonWhat if Pence Was Dropped from the Ticket in 2020?In the summer of 2016, Indiana governor Mike Pence was selected as Donald Trump’s running mate. This choice was not to be made lightly, but reporting in June highlighted the struggles then-candidate Trump was facing in selecting a vice presidential candidate. Mainstream moderate Republicans had still refused to endorse him, a simmering consensus emerged that ...
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