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Running Mates

written by: spaauw
We can usually remember the losers in US Presidential elections, but it might not be so easy to remember their Vice Presidential candidates. This quiz looks at the losing VP candidates in some elections from the past years.

Question 1:

In 1960, Richard Nixon lost the election to John F. Kennedy. This former UN Ambassador was Nixon's running mate.
James J. Wadsworth
Nelson Rockefeller
Barry Goldwater
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Question 2:

In 1964, Barry Goldwater lost the election in a landslide to Lyndon Baines Johnson. Name Goldwater's running mate who was the father of a radio talk show host.
Bill Limbaugh
Bill Miller
Bill Imus
Bill Schultz

Question 3:

In 1968, Hubert Humphrey lost to Richard Nixon in the presidential election. This former governor and senator from Maine was his running mate.
Eugene McCarthy
George McGovern
Thomas Eagleton
Edmund Muskie

Question 4:

In 1968, third-part segregationist candidate George Wallace drew support from a large number of Southern Democratism and ended up with 46 electoral votes. His running mate was this Air Force General.
Strom Thurmond
Happy Chandler
John Patterson
Curtis Lemay

Question 5:

In 1972, George McGovern lost in a landslide to Richard Nixon. His first nominee for VP, was on the ticket for about two weeks, before being withdrawn amid allegations that he had undergone psychiatric hospitalization. Who was this first nominee?
Birch Bayh
Sargent Shriver
Edmund Muskie
Thomas Eagleton

Question 6:

In August of 1972, George McGovern nominated a second person as his running mate, who was on the ticket through the election. This man is the father-in-law of a US state governor. Who was the running mate?
Edmund Muskie
Birch Bayh
Sargent Shriver
Thomas Eagleton

Question 7:

When Gerald Ford ran for President in 1976, he replaced the incumbent vice president with this man. The ticket was unsuccessful, losing to Jimmy Carter in the election.
Nelson Rockefeller
Spiro Agnew
Ronald Reagan
Bob Dole

Question 8:

In 1984, former veep Walter Mondale lost the presidential election in a landslide to Ronald Reagan. Who was Mondale's running mate?
Lloyd Bentsen
Gary Hart
Geraldine Ferraro
Jerry Brown

Question 9:

In 1988, this vice presidential candidate (who ultimately lost the election) made waves when he told another candidate in a debate, "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
Jesse Jackson
Dan Quayle
George H.W. Bush
Lloyd Bentsen

Question 10:

In 1992, third-party candidate Ross Perot chose this admiral to be his running mate.
John Silber
James Stockdale
Pat Choate
Steve Forbes

Question 11:

This former pro football player was the vice presidential candidate for the losing side in 1996.
OJ Simpson
Jack Kemp
Jim Kelly
Jim Brown

Question 12:

This man was Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 elections.
Joe Lieberman
Bill Richardson
John Kerry
John Edwards


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