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Democrats, Republicans React to Edwards Pick

John Kerry's choice of John Edwards as his running mate leads many Democrats to hope his enthusiasm and optimism will boost Kerry's chances for the presidency. Their Republican opponents, meanwhile, intend to use Edwards' lack of experience and ties to trial attorneys against him. Hear NPR's Mara Liasson.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.