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My Article in The Hill: “Why Kaine is the right choice for Clinton”


I wrote this piece (“Why Kaine is the right choice for Clinton“) earlier today for The Hill and they just posted it. Here’s an excerpt:

The selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) as presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s running mate has dismayed some liberals…who were hoping for a more progressive choice such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Sen. Al Franken (Minn.)…And it’s true; Kaine is not as progressive as any of those great people I just mentioned. However, having covered Kaine since early 2005, when I started the grassroots blog Raising Kaine to help elect him governor of Virginia, I can definitely make a strong case for Kaine as Clinton’s VP…

  • LG Ralph Northam statement on Kaine pick for VP:
    “No one is smarter or harder working than Tim Kaine. He embodies the meaning of a true public servant. Virginia is a better Commonwealth because Tim Kaine served as Lieutenant Governor, Governor and Senator and this country will be a stronger nation when he is our Vice-President,”

  • Del. David Toscano statement:
    “Senator Tim Kaine has served with distinction as a United States Senator, Governor of the Commonwealth, Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Richmond and member of the Richmond city council. He now has the wonderful opportunity to serve as the next Vice President of the United States. This election will decide whether we will embrace positive programs to move our country forward or embrace the radical far-right policies of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Virginians will cast their vote based Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s dedicated record as public servants vs. Donald Trump’s objectionable character and radical far-right agenda.”

  • Elaine Owens

    Kaine’s first speech as vice presidential candidate was a great one. he was certainly not “boring.”

    • Quizzical

      I agree, it was a great speech, and quite moving at times. I think he is really going to be a valuable contributor to the campaign.

  • Virginia Lady

    Great piece. Well done!

  • Video: Kaine’s superb speech in Miami, in English and Español https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR0j7Xt8ez4