Sen. Kane Wins The Dem Veepstakes
WASHINGTON – Today in Tampa presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will name Virginia Sen. Tim Kane as her running-mate at her event at this afternoon. The announcement will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Kane will join Clinton at an already scheduled appearance on Saturday at Florida International University Miami, where the student body is more than half Hispanic. He is now Kaine speaks fluent Spanish, and last week, Clinton revved up a crowd at a Virginia rally as he declared: “Estamos listos para Hillary!” or “We are ready for Hillary!”
Virginia is a key battle ground state in the fall and Kane has a very solid following in the state and is likely to be able to put it in the win column for Clinton. He served as the mayor of Richmond as well as the governor of the state, so he has an extensive ground game in the state.
Kaine, the son of a welder who owned a small metalworking shop in a Kansas City suburb, could help Clinton attract white male voters and independents. Those voters may prove more critical to her chances in November than the young liberal voters who backed Sen. Sanders in the primaries.
Kane, the son of a welder who owned a small metalworking shop in a Kansas City suburb, could help Mrs. Clinton attract white male voters and independents. Those voters may prove more critical to her chances in November than the young liberal voters who backed Sen. Sanders in the primaries.
Meanwhile, he can help her in the key rust belt states like, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, because of his blue color roots. His strong ability to speak Spanish has served him well being able to do numerous interview with Hispanic media outlets as well as hold town hall meetings with Latin voters.
Kane is a military guy with a son in the Army and he has served on a number of key committees on the defense side.
Kane, was able to best, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) The New York Times was the first to report Thursday that the Clinton camp is leaning heavily toward picking Virginia moderate, Clinton, feels she needs a running-mate with strong defense and foreign policy experience.
Key top members of the campaign is watching the closing day of the Republican convention with great interest, particularly how Trump’s speech is received, which could influence the timing of their own announcement.
They made the decision that announcing the pick in Tampa then having the two of them together in Miami made the most sense.
Quotes used in this story came from CNN and video courtesy of C-SPAN