Spelling Out The Job Specs

The next big challenge for both Clinton and Perot is selecting a running mate

Retiring New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman, who vaulted to folk-hero status when he announced he was leaving Congress in frustration over the deficit, laughs at the question. Why is he suddenly on the lists as everyone's prototypical Vice President -- both Democrat Bill Clinton's and independent Ross Perot's? "Because they don't know me," Rudman cracks. "If you pressed me, I suppose it's because I have credibility as someone with integrity and as a square shooter. And for a Republican, I'm not highly partisan."

( Rudman, in short, offers the rarest of commodities in the current vice- presidential veepstakes -- Washington experience...

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