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Transcript: Hillary Clinton announces Tim Kaine as VP pick

At a rally in Miami on July 23, Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate, Tim Kaine, one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in history. She applauded his lifelong commitment to public service: his work with missionaries in Honduras; as a civil rights lawyer and his leadership as city council member, mayor of Richmond, Governor of Virginia, and U.S. Senator. Throughout his career, he has brought people together to deliver for those he represents. “And that’s why I am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who doesn’t just share those values, he lives them.” Clinton said.

Kaine agreed with Clinton that we must build an economy for all, not just those at the top and that when Americans stand together we are stronger together. “And I know that because Hillary knows that we’re stronger together; we’re stronger when we work together, when we grow together, when we pull together […] So I could not be any more honored to stand by Hillary’s side in this very important campaign.” Kaine said.

CLINTON’S FULL REMARKS

Hillary Clinton in Springfield, IL on the 2016 campaign trail photo/ Hillary For America flickr

Hillary Clinton in Springfield, IL on the 2016 campaign trail photo/ Hillary For America flickr

“Hello, Miami. I am so excited and grateful to be here with all of you.  I must say, after everything we’ve just seen at the Republican Convention this past week –– being here with you on this beautiful day is truly like a breath of fresh air. When I look out at all of you, you know what I see?  I see America’s future.  Instead of the fear and the anger and the resentment, the lack of any solutions to help working families get ahead or keep our country safe, I sense the confidence, the optimism that – you know what? – we are stronger together and we’re going to make that future better. Donald Trump may think America’s in decline, but he’s wrong.  America’s best days are still ahead of us, my friends. And when he says, as he did say, ‘I alone can fix it’ – he’s not only wrong, he’s dangerously wrong.

We Americans – we solve problems together.  And if Donald doesn’t understand that, he doesn’t understand America.  I know that no one does anything all alone, and part of our challenge is to make sure we do work together.  I’m looking forward to working with your elected officials.  I want to thank Senator Bill Nelson, who was with me yesterday in Orlando and Tampa.  I want to thank Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And I’m looking forward to working with her and with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Congressman Alcee Hastings. And I want to thank all the elected officials from all levels of government who are here and supporting our campaign and our vision for the country.

Now, next week – next week in Philadelphia, we will offer a very different vision for our country, one that is about building bridges, not walls, embracing the diversity that makes our country great, lifting each other up, standing together, because we know there’s nothing we can’t accomplish once we make up our minds. And that’s why I am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who doesn’t just share those values, he lives them.

I have to say – I have to say that Senator Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not.  He is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one.  And he is a progressive who likes to get things done.  That’s just my kind of guy, Tim. We both grew up in the Midwest.  We were raised by fathers who ran small businesses and who taught us about the dignity of work and the discipline of a job well done.  And in both of our families, faith wasn’t just something you talked about at church on Sundays.  It was a call to serve others in every way that we can.  And as you get to know Senator Kaine, you will see that Tim’s lifelong commitment to social justice is a shining example of his faith in action.

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