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- Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:07
Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine, a centrist senator from Virginia, as her running mate.
Mrs Clinton broke the news in a tweet late on Friday. She plans a formal announcement on Saturday.
Mrs Clinton passed over more left-leaning candidates in favour of the 58-year-old senator, who is a strong supporter of free-trade agreements.
His home state of Virginia is a major battleground in the coming election.
Who is Tim Kaine?
Mr Kaine speaks fluent Spanish and could help the Clinton campaign maintain its support among Hispanic Americans – a growing voting bloc.
An experienced politician who has been toughly vetted, he is considered a “safe” choice for the vice-president slot.
He personally opposes abortion but supports abortion rights.