A running mate is a person running together with another person on a joint ticket during an election. The term is most often used in reference to the vice presidential candidate running with a presidential candidate but can also properly be used when referring to both candidates, such as by saying Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla were running mates in the presidential elections held in Indonesia in 2014.
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- Lee Sigelman; Paul J. Wahlbeck (December 1997). "The "Veepstakes": Strategic Choice in Presidential Running Mate Selection". The American Political Science Review. 91 (4): 855–864. doi:10.2307/2952169. JSTOR 2952169.