Hillary Clinton chose Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate on Friday, announced via a text message to her supporters.
From a battleground-state, Kaine has working-class roots and is fluent in Spanish, which could be a bolster to Clinton’s campaign. He was formerly governor of Virginia and now holds a place on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Clinton bypassed other choices that could have further pushed her historic ticket, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez (would have been the first Hispanic on a major party ticket), and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (would have been the first African-American to run for VP) to seek the vice presidency.
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