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Pence succeeds in debate without really trying to defend Trump

Mr Kaine (left) - chided by the debate moderator for interrupting Mr Pence (right) dozens of times - goaded his rival to defend Mr Trump.

Farmville, Virginia

DONALD Trump's weeklong slide in the presidential race started when he showed up to the first debate unprepared and spoiling for a fight. On Tuesday evening, Mike Pence helped slow it by doing the opposite.

Calm and measured, Mr Pence showed off his preparation...