It looks as though the Virginia Senator, Tim Kaine is set to be Clinton's running mate. 85% chance on Betfair pic.twitter.com/2oetspWFug
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 22, 2016
A message is due to go out from the Clinton campaign later today with her choice of VP nominee. All the reports suggest that she’s chosen Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
There had been much speculation that she might have gone for Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren, who has become one of Donald Trump’s most vocal and vehement critics. The problem there was that the Democratic party is desperate to win back control of the senate and her being elected as VP would have created a vacancy. Under normal procedures this would have been filled by the choice of the state Governor who is currently a Republican.
Senator Kaine does not have that problem because the Governorship of Virginia is currently in Democratic party hands.
Kaine is 58 and if he is chosen and Clinton wins then he must be a good bet to be her successor in the White House. Yesterday Bill Clinton indicated that Kaine had his backing.