Hillary Clinton took to social media on Friday to announce that her running mate would be Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 23, 2016
Just a few short hours later, Senator Kaine arrived in Newport to attend a fundraiser at the Newport Shipyard, the event is being hosted by Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed. This story is developing.
About Tim Kaine Timothy Michael “Tim” Kaine (born February 26, 1958) is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was elected to the Senate in 2012. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Kaine earned a law degree from Harvard Law School before entering private practice and becoming a lecturer at the University of Richmond School of Law. Kaine was first elected to public office in 1994, when he won a seat on theRichmond, Virginia City Council. He was then elected Mayor of Richmond in 1998, serving in that position until being electedLieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2002. Kaine declared his candidacy for governor of Virginia in 2005 in a bid to replace Mark Warner (who was constitutionally precluded from serving another term). Kaine won in an uncontested Democratic primary, and faced Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgorein the general election; Kaine won with 51% of the vote, to Kilgore’s 46%. Kaine served as governor from 2006 to 2010. Upon becoming governor, Kaine gave the Democratic response to the 2006 State of the Union Address. He was considered a top contender for running mate in Senator Barack Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign, but instead became the 51st Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, serving from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, after incumbent Senator Jim Webb announced he would retire, Kaine declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Kaine prevailed in the Democratic primary and faced former Senator and Virginia Governor George Allen in the general election. In the November 2012 election, Kaine won with 53% of the vote to Allen’s 47%. Kaine was sworn into office on January 3, 2013.