Hillary Clintonhas named Senator Tim Kaine, the Senator from Virginia to be her running mate This settles the selection of a battleground state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish. He possess traits that she believes will increase her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump in November.
Mrs. Clinton decided Mr. Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks fluent Spanish, had the qualifications and background and the personal chemistry with her to make the ticket a success.
The Other Contestants
Hillary Clinton had entertained other choices.
Thomas E. Perez, the secretary of labor, who would have been the first Hispanic on a major party ticket.
Senator Cory Booker, of New Jersey, who would have been the first African-American to seek the vice presidency
Adm. James G. Stavridis, a retired four-star Navy admiral who served as the supreme allied commander at NATO.
In the end, Mrs. Clinton, went for safe, honest and steady “afflicted with the responsibility gene”