Accessibility links

Clinton Formally Introduces Running Mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has formally introduced her vice presidential running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

At a rally in Miami on July 23, Clinton praised Kaine as the antithesis of the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

"Senator Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not," Clinton said.

Clinton highlighted Kaine's "lifelong commitment to social justice" and his achievements as a civil-rights lawyer and time spent with missionaries in Central America.

Kaine took to the stage afterwards and greeted the crowd in Spanish to much applause. He described he and Clinton as "soul mates" in the "fight" to defeat Trump.

Kaine is a former governor of Virginia, which is likely to be a crucial swing state in November's election.

Kaine, 58, is fluent in Spanish and active in the Senate on foreign relations and military affairs. A centrist, he built a reputation for bipartisanship as governor, working with Republicans who control Virginia's legislature to pass essential laws.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP