Edwards it is

Published July 6, 2004 11:47AM (EDT)

The news is breaking now, a little more than an hour before John Kerry is scheduled to appear at a rally in Pittsburgh -- his choice is John Edwards, the son-of-a-mill-worker one-term senator from North Carolina who dazzled audiences and surprised rivals with his charisma and Clintonesque mastery of speaking on the stump, the last of Kerry's serious rivals standing in the primary race. As a ticket, Kerry-Edwards polled ten points over Bush-Cheney, the most popular combination of Democratic candidates. Only a Kerry-McCain ticket polled better.

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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