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Presidential Running Mates Quiz

Name the running mates of the Republican and Democratic nominees for President since 1960.
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Last updated: July 23, 2016
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Year
Candidate
Running Mate
2016
Donald Trump
Mike Pence
2012
Mitt Romney
Paul Ryan
2008
John McCain
Sarah Palin
2004
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
2000
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
1996
Bob Dole
Jack Kemp
1992
George H.W. Bush
Dan Quayle
1988
George H.W. Bush
Dan Quayle
1984
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
1980
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
1976
Gerald Ford
Bob Dole
1972
Richard Nixon
Spiro Agnew
1968
Richard Nixon
Spiro Agnew
1964
Barry Goldwater
William Miller
1960
Richard Nixon
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Year
Candidate
Running Mate
2016
Hillary Clinton
Tim Kaine
2012
Barack Obama
Joe Biden
2008
Barack Obama
Joe Biden
2004
John Kerry
John Edwards
2000
Al Gore
Joe Lieberman
1996
Bill Clinton
Al Gore
1992
Bill Clinton
Al Gore
1988
Michael Dukakis
Lloyd Bentsen
1984
Walter Mondale
Geraldine Ferraro
1980
Jimmy Carter
Walter Mondale
1976
Jimmy Carter
Walter Mondale
1972
George McGovern
Sargent Shriver
1968
Hubert Humphrey
Edmund Muskie
1964
Lyndon B. Johnson
Hubert Humphrey
1960
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
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level 52
Mar 24, 2014
16. paul ryan was one of five i missed. couldn't figure out how to spell bensten.
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level 75
Nov 15, 2014
Lloyd Bentsen, winner of perhaps the most lopsided VP debate in US History (Against one of the worst choices in VP ever). To Dan Quayle, who compared himself to JFK: "I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy."
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level 74
Mar 15, 2016
I could remember all of that, but not how to spell the gentleman's name. I kept trying variations on Buntsen.
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level 66
Jul 7, 2018
And talkative Perot's running mate, Stockdale, not saying much until "Why am I here?".
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level 80
Nov 20, 2014
It's hard to get less than 6 right. All you have to do is try each name given to you.
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level 77
Nov 9, 2015
Yeah, I got those six, plus Palin, Cheney and Biden that are hard not to know, even for a Belgian.
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level 38
Jun 2, 2017
What do you mean by given?
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level 77
Dec 29, 2018
I'm assuming the quiz originally gave you the presidential candidates.
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level 23
Jul 24, 2016
Nixon's running mate in 1972 was Gerald Ford. He became president when Nixon resigned...
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level 63
Jul 24, 2016
Ford became VP because Nixon appointed him, after Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973 because he was charged with tax fraud, extortion, etc. The Agnew scandal tends to get overshadowed by the Watergate scandal the following year.
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level 42
Jul 24, 2016
Oh Gerald Ford, the only president not elected by the people.
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level 28
Jul 26, 2016
I put Spagnew instead of Agnew. *facepalm*
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level 71
Aug 31, 2017
Couldn't even recall Tim Kaine. Not even 12 months ago. I guess that's what the conventional wisdom is for VP choices - utterly forgettable. Nobody's voting for the second name on the ticket, after all.
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level 55
Sep 17, 2017
I can personally attest that there have been times when I was voting more for the vice presidential nominee than the presidential candidate. However, in general, you're right. And I couldn't think of Tim Kaine, either. Then I also blanked on the current vice president. I think I shouldn't be taking this quiz at 4 in the morning rather than sleeping. lol
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level 60
Oct 19, 2017
This quiz makes you realize how forgettable these guys were...hell, it took me a minute to remember who Hillary's running mate was.
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level 66
Jul 7, 2018
Maybe Stockdale asked, "Why am I here?" and you said I dunno, don't bother then? Perot made a huge dent into the Presidential election and certainly tore into the vote, giving Clinton the win. Give us Stockdale as the one serious independent challenger's running mate.
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level 77
Dec 29, 2018
I got every one since I was old enough to be aware of elections except for Bob Dole's running mate. Though it did take me an awfully long time to remember Hillary's . . .