Thursday 22 February 2018

Andy Sullivan: Five things to watch for in the US vice-presidential debate

Joe biden.
Joe biden.

US vice-presidential debates usually don't matter much, but Thursday’s showdown between Democratic incumbent Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan could be an exception.

Democrats are counting on Biden to blunt the momentum of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has gained ground after a strong debate performance against President Barack Obama last week.

Opinion polls show the race for the White House virtually tied with four weeks to go until the election.

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