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Hillary Clinton selects Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

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Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has made a decision on who she wants by her side for her run at the White House.

Clinton announced via Twitter to her supporters that her 2016 running mate is going to be Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

Kaine was elected to the United States Senate in 2012 after serving as Virginia’s governor for years.

Kaine was first elected to office in 1994, where he served as a city council member and then mayor of Richmond, Virginia. He was inaugurated in 2006 to become Virginia’s 70th governor.

According to his website, Kaine is one of 20 people in American history to have served as a mayor, governor and a U.S. Senator.

Clinton announced her decision just a day after Donald Trump accepted the 2016 Republican Party nomination to run for president at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

She held a rally in Tampa, Florida, and responded to Trump’s speech at the RNC, saying that Trump’s message was too dark and, “The last thing we need is somebody running for president who talks trash about America.”

With Clinton’s decision for a running mate now made, delegates and voters have some certainty about the top of the Democratic Party heading into the Democratic National Convention that starts Monday in Philadelphia.

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