The day after the Republican National Convention, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has named U.S. Senator of Virginia, Tim Kaine, to be her vice president. With both tickets set for the homestretch of the presidential race, FOXBusiness.com took a deeper look at the newest member of one of the most exciting and unpredictable election cycles in history.
A graduate from Harvard Law School, the 58-year-old Senator has over a decade of experience in the world of politics. He climbed the ladder from city council of Richmond in 1994 to where he is now; serving his first term as senator.
Before claiming his seat in the U.S. Senate, the former Lt. Governor and Governor of Virginia was also appointed Chairman of the Democratic National Committee by President Obama in 2009 until 2011.
Kaine offers Clinton several distinct advantages moving forward, as all eyes turn toward November. A Roman Catholic and fluent Spanish speaker, he provides a voice that may resonate with the Latino vote.
Also, having never lost a race for elected office in Virginia, he might prove to be the deciding factor in turning the key swing-state blue. However, Kaine is considered a moderate, and might have an uphill battle trying to convince Sanders' fans to jump on board.
As far as policies go, Kaine was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton, and was very familiar with Obama’s campaign in 2008 – a staple of Clinton’s current campaign. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, he’ll be a valuable asset when it comes to foreign affairs.
Kaine has maintained a low-profile during his time in the Senate, and could face some trouble when going against the explosive Donald Trump. But undoubtedly, the next couple of months will be unforeseeable.