Pence and Kaine set to debate
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine meet this evening for the only vice presidential debate of 2016. But expect the 90 minute face-off at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., to be as much about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as it is about the men vying for the No. 2 job.
Both will have to defend their running mate's controversies, but for Kaine the job may be easier. The Democratic vice presidential nominee may be asked about Clinton's controversial email server, but the more even-tempered Pence will have to defend Trump's controversial comments over the past week, including personal attacks against a former Miss Universe and on the Clintons' marriage.
Both Kaine and Pence aren't the traditional "attack dogs" that many VP nominees embrace. Instead they're both affable and more relatable than the top of the ticket, and it's expected to be a more civil affair than last week's first presidential debate, where barbs flew throughout the evening between Trump and Clinton.