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The overshadowed VP candidates could deliver the debate we deserve

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The overshadowed VP candidates could deliver the debate we deserve

 WATCH  | Can you ID the VP candidate? 

The 84 million viewers who tuned into watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head can expect less of a show at the vice presidential debate.


Despite long records in public service, neither Pence nor Kaine have national profiles

This debate could be a chance for the country to learn a thing or two about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Regularly overshadowed by the top of the tickets, these two men remain unfamiliar to much of the electorate.

A Gallup poll in July found over 40 percent of voters had never heard of the two men. 

Compared their running mates, they're pretty low-key 

Neither candidate fired up voters, and were chosen in part because they were safe choices who would not distract from Clinton and Trump. They've said as much themselves.  

Pence has joked, "I'm a B-list Republican celebrity.

WATCH  | By his own admission, Kaine is boring: "I am boring, but boring is the fastest-growing demographic in this country." 

This debate could actually be substantive

The debate stage at Longwood University, which is located in Farmville, Virginia, will feature two experienced  politicians well-versed on the issues. It's expected to be an informative, albeit dull, matchup.  


 

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