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Barack Obama has named his running mate for the presidential election campaign. That running mate is Joe Biden, a senator from Delaware.

Biden, the current chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is himself a former presidential candidate. Biden ran in 1988 and in 2008.

The Democratic National Convention takes place the week of August 26, in Denver. Both Obama and Biden (left) will deliver important speeches at the convention.

The two candidates will campaign together and separately in the weeks leading up to the election, which takes place on November 4.

Want an overview of the entire thing, including the general election? Click here.

And just what is that fussy old Electoral College thing anyway? Click here to find out.



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