Question: Who participated in the first vice presidential debate in American history?

Answer: On October 15, 1976, Republican Bob Dole and Democrat Walter Mondale met in what moderator James Hoge called “as far as we can tell … the first formal debate ever held between vice-presidential candidates.” This historic debate saw two longtime Senate colleagues square off as stand-ins for incumbent President Gerald R. Ford and Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter. They started off with smiles as Senator Dole said that he hoped it would be a “fun evening.” They ended with bitter exchanges with Senator Mondale calling his opponent a “hatchet man.” An estimated 43.2 million viewers tuned into the debate.


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A s 2016 vice-presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence take to the debate stage on Tuesday night, their match-up will mark roughly 40 years since Oct. 15, 1976, when Republican Bob Dole …
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Geraldine Ferraro made history in 1984 when she debated George H W Bush by becoming the first woman to participate in the vice presidential debates, and probably the first to call out an instance …
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A single vice-presidential debate was also held that year between Democrat Walter Mondale and Republican Bob Dole. Roughly an hour into the first televised debate, the broadcast audio coming from the Walnut Street Theatre and fed to all networks suddenly cut out, effectively muting the candidates in the middle of a statement by Carter.
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6Dole vs. Mondale participated in the first vice presidential debate in American history
The First Dole-Mondale VP Debate: Oct. 15,1976. … As far as we can tell this is the first formal debate ever held between vice-presidential candidates. … We’ve gone through the worst war in American history, that divided this country perhaps just as much it’s ever been divided.
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71976 United States presidential debates

The United States presidential election debates were held during the 1976 presidential election.Three debates were held between Republican candidate, incumbent president Gerald Ford and Democratic governor Jimmy Carter, the major candidates.One debate was held with their vice presidential running mates, Bob Dole and Walter Mondale.. The vice presidential debate was held on October 15 at the …
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8Dole vs. Mondale participated in the first vice presidential debate in American history
The first vice presidential debate in U.S. history featured Democratic challenger Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter’s running mate, and President Gerald Ford’s political partner, Bob Dole.
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9Dole vs. Mondale participated in the first vice presidential debate in American history
President Carter refused to debate with Anderson and Reagan refused to debate without him. The first debate went on as scheduled without Carter. The second debate, as well as the vice presidential …
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10Dole vs. Mondale participated in the first vice presidential debate in American history
Schantz said the 1996 debates between then-President Bill Clinton and Kansas Sen. Bob Dole saw Dole first suppress his combative instincts, then go after Clinton’s ethics in the second head-to-head.
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In the wake of Donald Trump interrupting and derailing his way through the hectic first presidential debate, it’s likely Americans will be looking to the vice presidential candidates to deliver not just some normalcy,
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This is a comprehensive archive of every presidential and vice presidential debate dating back to 1960, when then-Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon took the stage in the first ever televised debate.
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