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WJLA, August 11, 2012

Past Vice Presidential picks: A recent history of picks to be America's #2

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has been selected by Mitt Romney as his running mate, the latest in a long line of historical selections that have at times proven to be excellent, and at others controversial.

1980: Mondale picks Ferraro

Democrat Walter Mondale made waves when he picked Ferraro as the first woman to be on the ticket for a major party during an election.

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