Tim Kaine is the running mate of Hillary Clinton
Tim Kaine is the running mate of Hillary Clinton

Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice-presidential candidate, completing the party’s ticket for the November election. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated by voice vote

The tickets are now set for both parties: Hillary Clinton and running mate Kaine for the Democrats, with Republicans Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence, both of whom were nominated last week and their party’s convention in Cleveland.

With working-class roots and a spotless record both as Virginia governor and senator, he is seen as helping Clinton garner support among reluctant independent male voters-although at the risk of alienating the party’s progressive left wing.