Ronald Reagan named Sen. Richard Schweiker as his running mate in 1976, even as Reagan trailed President Gerald Ford in pledged delegates. The pick was designed to slow Ford’s momentum, but Ford won the nomination.
Ronald Reagan named Sen. Richard Schweiker as his running mate in 1976, even as Reagan trailed President Gerald Ford in pledged delegates. The pick was designed to slow Ford’s momentum, but Ford won the nomination. File photo The Kansas City Star
Ronald Reagan named Sen. Richard Schweiker as his running mate in 1976, even as Reagan trailed President Gerald Ford in pledged delegates. The pick was designed to slow Ford’s momentum, but Ford won the nomination. File photo The Kansas City Star

Announcing a veep before winning the nomination has been tried before

April 27, 2016 05:25 PM