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Clinton introduces Kaine as her running mate

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 01:53

Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia and current U.S. Senator, is introduced for the first time by the Democratic presumptive nominee at a rally in Miami, with Clinton saying that Kaine is everything their Republican rivals Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, opting for an experienced governing partner who will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. The selection of Kaine, a self-described "boring" Virginian with a reputation for low-key competence, could appeal to independents and moderates, but it quickly angered liberal groups that object to his advocacy for an Asian free-trade pact. The Spanish-speaking former Virginia governor and Richmond mayor fit Clinton's long-stated criteria that the vice presidential choice be a capable and reliable partner who is ready to take over the presidency if necessary. Clinton made the announcement via Twitter and a text message to supporters after the first day of a two-day campaign swing in Florida. She called Kaine to tell him about 40 minutes before the announcement, and called President Barack Obama shortly after Kaine.

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Clinton introduces Kaine as her running mate

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 01:53