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Vice-presidential picks will be key test for Clinton and Trump

A miscalculation could damage their respective campaigns; however, if the selection wins strong approval, both candidacies may secure invaluable new momentum.

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Supporters of Mrs Clinton and Mr Trump outside a campaign event in Williamson, West Virginia. It is likely that Mrs Clinton, who is 68, and Mr Trump, who is 69, will select candidates younger than themselves who could well be future presidential candidates.

THE de facto Democratic and Republican Party nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have begun the process of considering candidates to become their vice-presidential running mates. Wide-ranging persons are being touted in the media, of varying ages, ethnicities and experiences, as both