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VP debate kicks off with a handshake

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 00:52

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence shake hands before their one and only debate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine got the first word during the vice presidential debate in Farmville, Virginia on Tuesday night, as was determined by a coin toss, moderator Elaine Quijano said. Kaine and his Republican opponent Mike Pence took to the stage and began the night with a handshake. 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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VP debate kicks off with a handshake

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 00:52