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NYP | Kerry picks Gephardt

NYP | Kerry picks Gephardt

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TODAY’S NEW YORK POST:

Kerry picks Gephardt

Mo. rep to get Dem veep nod

EXCLUSIVE

John Kerry has chosen Rep. Richard Gephardt, the veteran congressman from Missouri, to be his running mate, The Post has learned.

Gephardt, 63, a 28-year veteran of the House of Representatives, could be named by the presumptive Democratic nominee as the party’s vice-presidential candidate as soon as today.

The Massachusetts senator was set to announce the winner of the veep-stakes at a rally this morning in Pittsburgh, according to several reports last night.

With the July 26 Democratic convention looming, Kerry is looking for some advantage in the polls, and is hoping his choice of running mate will be the answer…

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