RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as her running mate, she’ll be getting a steady, well-practiced politician.
Kaine is a whip-smart Harvard Law School graduate who speaks with ease while campaigning, rarely needing a prepared text. He is the former governor of Virginia and current senator from the state.
His remarks at Virginia Tech the day after one of the worst campus shootings in modern U.S. history won wide praise.
He speaks openly about his faith and its impact on his views on social justice, which were influenced by his time as a Christian missionary in Honduras.
Kaine’s collaborative political style would also stand in stark contrast with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s often incendiary rhetoric and aggressive attacks.