The former governor of District 8 and independent candidate for President of Panem has been struggling recently in the polls, failing to register with voters at all. As a result, she did not qualify for entry to the first presidential debate- a major blow against her campaign.
Pauline Crystal, the new running mate of Steinbeck, is a completely anonymous entity outside of her congressional district in D15. She was, however, one of Steinbeck’s first and staunchest supporters from when she first entered the political scene. She also chaired Steinbeck’s campaign in the last election and was a co-chair this time around.
It is widely expected that the selection of a VP will boost Steinbeck a little bit in the polls. However, considering how she barely registers as it is, it seems unlikely that she will qualify for any future debates even with this change.