The presidential flag-bearer of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton has finally picked a running-mate as she braces up to face her Republican Party opponent, Donald John Trump.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
Hillary Clinton on Friday tapped Tim Kaine, a popular Spanish-speaking senator from the swing state of Virginia, to be her running mate in the White House showdown against Donald Trump.
“I’m thrilled to announce my running mate, @timkaine, a man who’s devoted his life to fighting for others,” the presumptive Democratic nominee tweeted.
The 58-year-old senator swiftly tweeted his response, saying: “Just got off the phone with Hillary. I’m honored to be her running mate. Can’t wait to hit the trail tomorrow in Miami!”
Kaine, an experienced foreign policy hand who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, could help Clinton bring in two key voting blocs: Hispanics and the battleground state of Virginia.
Politically a middle-of-the-road Democrat, he is also seen as helping the former secretary of state win over votes from reluctant independent male voters.
Widely seen as a safe choice for Clinton in a brutal election race, Kaine emerged as a frontrunner in the veepstakes because he ticks so many boxes.