Kildee endorses Clinton's running mate

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 1:41pm

Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate last night. Kaine, who was elected to the Senate in 2012, represents Virgina — a predicted swing state during the election this November.

In an official statement from U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), he wrote that Clinton's choice of Kaine was complementary to her platform.

"Like Hillary, Tim Kaine has the experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief on day one," he wrote. "The Clinton-Kaine ticket stands in stark contrast to the dangerous and divisive campaign of Donald Trump and Mike Pence that seeks to divide us as a country."

Kildee's statement continued by claiming that unlike their republican opponents, Clinton and Kaine will provide a more optimistic direction for the country.

"As a nation, we are stronger together. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have a positive vision for the future to lift America up, not tear Americans down."

In a statement from rising LSA junior Collin Kelly, chair of the College Democrats, the organization believes Clinton's decision to run with Kaine is a logical and practical choice for experience in government.

"Sen. Kaine's record speaks for itself. His time serving as Governor of Virginia and current tenure in the US Senate demonstrate his devotion to serving the people of his state," Kelly wrote. "Sec. Clinton's choice of Sen. Kaine shows that her campaign is prioritizing substance over style, emphasizing proven, effective governance rather than relying on flash."