The Veepstakes

Picking a running mate is a tough political dating game, and John Kerry may get hitched early. Here are some top contenders. --By Mitch Frank

DICK GEPHARDT

The Missouri Congressman has mastered the attack-dog role, having spent the past year calling Bush a "miserable failure." He could swing his home state into Kerry's column and fire up union supporters. But he's the epitome of an Old Democrat, and if Bush is attacking Kerry's 19 years in Washington, what would he do with Gephardt's 28? Also, what happened to that union support in Iowa?

EVAN BAYH

The Indiana Senator and former Governor...

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