The 4 Advantages a Vice Presidential Pick Could Offer a Candidate
Will Ted Cruz’s choice of Carly Fiorina as his running mate matter? It depends on what Cruz is expecting Fiorina to deliver.
If Cruz’s strategy mirrors that of most presidential campaigns, it's likely that he suspects that a running mate would deliver one or more of the following: 1) a home-state advantage; 2) a key demographic group; 3) party unity; 4) reinforcement of the campaign’s message. Considering each of these potential advantages in turn, how likely is it that Fiorina will help Cruz’s chances?
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Devine, Christopher J. and Kopko, Kyle C., "The 4 Advantages a Vice Presidential Pick Could Offer a Candidate" (2016). Political Science Faculty Publications. 81.