Mike Pence v Kamala Harris: Trump’s health raises stakes of vice-presidential debate

Candidates will seek to prove they can handle presidency when they meet separated by plexiglass on Wednesday

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It is always about who will be a heartbeat away from the presidency. But this time, that applies more than ever.

The incumbent, Mike Pence, and the California senator Kamala Harris are set to take part in a vice-presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday with both under pressure to show their readiness to step up to the top job.

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