With Clinton VP Pick Coming Soon, Eyes on Virginia’s Kaine

 Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will likely make her pick for vice president on Friday or Saturday, and a familiar name keeps surfacing among the frontrunners: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D).

Kaine, 58, is said to be among the top two Clinton is considering as the Democratic National Convention gets closer. The DNC is next week in Philadelphia.

The other top contender, according to The Washington Post, is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Clinton and Kaine campaigned together last week in Annandale.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Wednesday Kaine would be someone President Obama would recommend to Clinton as a vice-presidential pick.

Kaine attended Harvard Law School and was a Catholic missionary in Honduras (he is fluent in Spanish) before entering politics. He has served as Mayor of Richmond, Governor of Virginia and was elected to the senate in 2012.

Here is what would happen to Kaine’s Senate seat should he become VP.

Kaine will be in Northern Virginia all day today. In the morning, Kaine will host a roundtable discussion in Arlington with local advocacy groups on immigration reform. In the afternoon, he will host a roundtable discussion at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling with leaders of the Northern Virginia interfaith and civil rights communities to discuss the importance of tolerance and religious freedom in light of recent rhetoric surrounding Muslim communities in America.

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