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Debate strikes nerve between Republican and Democratic VP nominees

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 01:43

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence dig into each other during their one and only vice presidential debate in Farmville, Virginia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The one and only vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia started off with attacks at each other's bosses between the two vice presidential picks. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine said Republican nominee Donald Trump pursued a "discredited and outrageous lie" that U.S. President Barack Obama was not born in United States. Pence, when asked by moderator Elaine Quijano about Trump's erratic behavior, said to Kaine: "You and Hillary Clinton would know a lot about an insult-driven campaign." Farmville, a town of 8,000 nestled in the heart of central Virginia, got a rare spell in the limelight on Tuesday night when U.S. vice presidential candidates faced off at Longwood University in their only debate of the general election campaign. Democrat Hillary Clinton has led Republican Donald Trump in national opinion polls in recent months. On Tuesday, an average of polls aggregated by RealClearPolitics website showed her with 48.1 percent of support compared to Trump's 44.3 percent.

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Debate strikes nerve between Republican and Democratic VP nominees

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 01:43