Who Is Tim Kaine
Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine was born on February of 1958. He is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia.
Tim Kaine is a Democrat, that supports the right to chose, but does not believe in it. According to
Washington Post, as he ran for governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine made clear his stance on abortion: " I have faith-based opposition", he wrote on his campaign's website. " I will work in good faith to reduce abortions". He backed Virginia's "informed consent" law, which requires women seeking the procedure of abortion to undergo medically unnecessary ultrasounds.
Tim Kaine was elected to the senate in 2012 and is the nominee of his party for Vice President of the United States in 2016 election.
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tim Kaine grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Missouri and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Tim Kaine was first elected to public office in 1994, when he won a seat on the Richmond, Virginia, City Council.
Tim Kaine was elected mayor of Richmond in 1998.
Tim Kaine served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2001.
In 2002, then-lieutenant governor Tim
Kaine commented on a Virginia House of Delegates sex scandal. “If the
allegations are true, he should definitely resign,” Kaine said, adding
that he held the same view about Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky
scandal. Kaine categorized both incidents as “not appropriate conduct”
and “beneath the dignity of the office.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch
and The Washington Post
reported on the comments in 2002, according to The Daily Beast.
Fourteen years later, Kaine has changed his story, especially now
that he’s running as Hillary Clinton’s vice president. His opinion now
is to dismiss the charges against Bill as something that happened 20
“Twenty years ago, I was disappointed like
a lot of folks were, but I tell ya, there is no reason to re-litigate
problems of 20 years ago when Americans want to talk about is what do we
do today and tomorrow,” Kaine said, according to
CNN. Instead, he feels
voters care more about issues like the economy and foreign affairs
rather than “past controversies.”
Tim Kaine was elected governor of Virginia in 2005 up until 2010.
Tim Kaine was a chairman of Democratic National Convention from 2009-2011.
On July 22, 2016, Hillary Clinton announced that she had selected Tim Kaine to be her vice president running mate in the 2016 presidential election.
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