In election news, Republican Party Presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Party Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have selected their running mates.
Trump selected Mike Pence on July 15th. Pence is the Governor of Indiana who has a disciplined and cautious style, known by for uncompromising traditionalism on economic and social issues. It was a hard decision for Trump who decided between Pence, former U.S. Representative Newt Gingrich, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
In a interview with Fox News, Trump said “I haven’t made my final, final decision, I mean, I’ve got three people that are fantastic. I think Newt is a fantastic person. I think Chris Christie is a fantastic person, been a friend of mine for 15 years. Just a fantastic person. And there’s Mike, and Mike has done a great job as governor of Indiana. You look at the numbers, and it’s been great — he’s done really a fantastic job.”
Hillary Clinton picked Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her VP. She introduced him at a campaign rally in Miami, a recognition of Florida’s importance in the election. It was a chance for Kaine, a fluent Spanish speaker, to introduce Clinton to Latino voters, a critical part in her quest to defeat Donald Trump.
The announcement came around the same time as the recent attack in Munich, Germany. Kaine has been seen as a safe choice for Clinton, who could help gain support among white working-class voters. In the end, both picks are crucial to helping each candidate’s’ campaign.