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The Veep: A Heartbeat Away From a Tie-Breaking Vote

By Jason Dick and Niels Lesniewski and D.A. Banks

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first vice president, Jack Garner, once described the office that’s a heartbeat away from the presidency as “not worth a warm bucket of spit.” But the role does have at least one specific job carved out — breaking ties in the Senate — and Vice President Mike Pence has already done so nine times.

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