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Clinton selects Tim Kaine as running mate

She will introduce her new partner at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida

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Publish Date: Jul 23 2016 1:46PM | Updated Date: Jul 23 2016 1:46PM

Clinton selects Tim Kaine as running mate

Democratic Party's presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected  Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her running mate.

 
"I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Clinton tweeted on Friday night.
 
In response, Kaine, tweeted, "Just got off the phone with Hillary. I'm honoured to be her running mate. Can't wait to hit the trail tomorrow in Miami!" CNN reported.
 
Clinton will introduce her new partner at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida. 
 
As per officials, Miami will be crucial ahead of the Democratic National Convention slated to begin from July 25 as Kaine, 58, a fluent Spanish speaker, will introduce Clinton to Latino voters, a critical slice of the electorate in her quest to defeat rival Donald Trump.
 
Clinton is hoping to seize the spotlight from Republicans after their convention in Cleveland, CNN said. 
 
The site of Kaine's first joint appearance with Clinton is Florida International University, where the student body is more than half Hispanic.
 
Last week, Clinton and Kaine spent some time together, followed by another meeting on July 16 that brought together the two families, including Hillary's husband and former President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky, as well as Kaine's wife, Anna Holton, CNN quoted the campaign official as saying.
 
Eventually, Clinton was swayed by her personal comfort with Kaine, as well as the belief that the senator is fully prepared to do the job. 
 
The Clinton campaign selected Kaine over a roster of at least three other senators and two Cabinet secretaries to Obama.