Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice presidential debate Tuesday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Here's how NPR breaks it down:
Until tonight’s debate, the election hasn’t focused much on either running mate. Kaine and Pence are traditional candidates in a non-traditional race.
When it comes to the issues — such as raising taxes on the wealthy, expanding gun control and supporting President Obama’s executive orders on immigration — Kaine mostly agrees with his running mate, Hillary Clinton.
Stylistically, the straight-arrow Pence doesn't match with his flamboyant ticket-mate, Donald Trump. They do agree that immigrants who enter the country illegally shouldn’t be granted amnesty, that abortions should be restricted and that cutting taxes will create a healthier economy.
Some of the differences the VP picks have with their running mates may find their way into the spotlight during tonight’s debate.
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Watch: Oct. 4 Vice-Presidential Debate via PBS Newshour
The Vice Presidential debate will be divided into nine, 10-minute segments. Moderator Elaine Quijano, anchor of CBSN and CBS News correspondent, will ask an opening question, and each candidate will have two minutes to respond.
Fact Check: Oct. 4 Vice-Presidential Debate Transcript
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