Vice-Presidential debate sets stage for defense of views, presidential candidates


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While vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine may not be as well-known as their running mates, the debate could still have an effect on undecided voters.

Paul Jennewein, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence will square off in the first and only Vice-Presidential debate of the 2016 campaign.

With a little over a month left until election day, the two campaigns will try to prove that the candidate on their ticket eclipses those of their opponent.

Mike Pence, Christian conservative and governor of Indiana, must come across as the considerate, policy-versed aspect of the Trump campaign.

Tim Kaine, the bilingual Virginian senator, must defend Hillary Clinton’s questionable actions while attacking Trump’s controversial behavior.

Tuesday night is sure to be an interesting one as two experienced leaders meet face to face to discuss the issues that most affect the American people. The debate starts at 9:00 p.m. EST and will be held at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. CBS News’ Elaine Quijano will moderate and the debate will be aired on most major TV networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and NBC.