Hillary Clinton names Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as running mate

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has chosen Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential running mate. The announcement made in a text message and on Twitter followed a campaign swing through Florida on Friday.



During her remarks at a campaign event in Tampa, Clinton described the Republican Convention as "perversely flattering", saying that GOP speakers spent more time talking about her than the problems facing the country.

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Clinton said that Republican nominee Donald Trump offered a "dark and divisive" vision of the future, focusing on "fear and anger and resentment" rather than solutions to challenges he highlighted in his acceptance speech Thursday night.

A joint appearance including Clinton and Kaine is expected Saturday in Florida. The Democratic National Convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, where Clinton will accept her party's presidential nomination.