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Clinton Picks Senator Kaine As Running Mate In White House Race

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton chose Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her vice presidential running mate.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton named Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate, adding a strong voice on foreign relations and military matters to her campaign.

Clinton described Kaine as "a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others" in her announcement on Twitter on July 22.

Kaine is also a former governor of Virginia, which will be a crucial swing state in Clinton's expected race for the White House against Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Kaine tweeted, "I'm honored to be her running mate." The two will make their first appearance together on July 23 at a rally in Miami.

With the pick, Clinton moved into the political spotlight a day after Trump was crowned at the Republican National Convention and delivered a fiery address accusing Clinton of "terrible, terrible crimes."

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 Reuters