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Barack Obama Set to Announce Running Mate

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Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama is poised to name his running mate, according to The New York Times.

While the paper reports that Obama has yet to inform his prospective vice-president of the nod, the candidate’s focus is primarily on three men: Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana and foreign policy expert Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware.

The Times cited unnamed advisers to the Democratic hopeful as saying Obama had reached his decision last week while on vacation in Hawaii.

As for John McCain, the Republican frontrunner will announce his running mate on his 72nd birthday, Aug. 29, the day after Obama’s acceptance speech before 70,000 people at the Democratic Convention in Denver, reports FOX News.

Those on the McCain list of possibilities are said to include Connecticut Independent Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Alaska Gov. Sara Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.