Tim Kaine named Hillary Clinton's running mate

Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine - a Harvard Law School grad - was officially named presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate last night. Aaron Ford said he was hoping she would choose Kaine, who he characterized as one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in history. She immediately tweeted that she was "thrilled" to add Tim to her powerhouse campaign, because he's someone "who's devoted his life to fighting for others". The news came a day after Republicans formally nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence as their presidential ticket and two days before the Democratic convention opens in Philadelphia.

"I love that about him", she said.

Kaine, at the time, said he said the US should be shoring up democracies, have tailored approaches to each authoritarian regime and work to defeat the non-states militarily and otherwise. Sixty percent of voters believe global trade has led to job cuts in the United States, while 55 percent said the country has lost more than it has gained by opening to the world, a CBS News/New York Times poll in July showed.

Some of his more centrist positions have upset some past supporters of Clinton's former rival Bernie Sanders, many of whom wanted her to make a more progressive pick.

Mr Trump's choice of running mate, a conservative evangelical Christian and former congressman, could serve to reassure voters alarmed by his rhetoric. She made no mention of her impending pick during a somber meeting Friday with community leaders and family members affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and a later campaign rally in Tampa. Cory Booker (D-NJ) or Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but he's considered a sensible choice who complements Clinton's platform. Explaining to everyone else why globalization is an unstoppable, and mostly positive, force for economic empowerment is a hard task - one that Clinton now has someone to help her with.

Hillary Clinton has picked Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her VP candidate. With Kaine as her running mate Clinton's ticket is one of the most experienced in decades.

Before Mr Kaine was a politician, he began his career as a lawyer focused on housing rights, he spent a year volunteering alongside Jesuit missionaries in Honduras.

Kaine is expected to join Clinton on the campaign trail tomorrow. Cory Booker, one of two black US senators.

Kaine, 58, is a former Governor of Virginia.

Already suspicious of Clinton's commitment to liberal policies, they were closely watching her decision on the vice presidency, wary for any sign that she may be drifting back to the political center as she prepares for the general election. Kaine asked in Annandale, Virginia, as Clinton nodded.

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