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Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine, a Popular Senator From a Swing State, as Running Mate

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Presumptive Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running. She chose a battleground-state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish, traits that she believes can bolster her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump in November 2016.

She announced her choice on Twitter & her website after months of deliberating on who could take the Democratic ticket in an unpredictable race against Mr. Trump.

Tim Kaine, 58, is a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had the qualifications and background, and the personal chemistry with her, to make the ticket a success.

At a campaign stop with Clinton in Vancouver last week, Kaine even tried out for the role. “Do you want a ‘You’re fired’ president or a ‘You’re hired’ president?” he asked the crowd. “Do you want a trash-talker president or a bridge-builder president?” He compared Clinton’s record of public service to that of his wife, Anne Holton, Virginia’s secretary of education. In recent days, former President Bill Clinton and the White House had expressed support for Tim Kaine.

Hillary will formally introduce Kaine as her running mate at a campaign stop on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, which has a large number of Hispanic students.

Photo Credit: Twitter/Hillary Clinton

5 Comments

  1. bruno

    July 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

    bellanaija for u to use the words ” popular senator” to describe him, its clearly means nobody knows who this man is. if he was well known, u wouldn’t need to call him a “popular senator”

    hillary Clinton keeps reduces her chances of being president everyday. a white heterosexual male as her running mate? really?

    like play play donald trump will win this election. even tho bernie sanders has endorsed her, bernie sanders supporters have refused to vote for hillary Clinton. bernie sander supporters hate hillary more than they hate trump. without bernie sanders supporters she can’t win this election.

    • Alloy

      July 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      So she should have chosen a black gay female? ?

    • ElessarisElendil

      July 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Nonsense, a black bi-sexual non-binary Black Lives Matters Activist who happens to be Muslim.

    • Engoz

      July 24, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Lolllll @ elessaris.

  2. keke driver

    July 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Hilary just has to win….#My2Cents

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