Hillary Clinton selects Virginia Sen. as running mate in 2016 presidential election

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced her running mate Friday as Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

She is expected to introduce Sen. Kaine at a rally in Miami on Saturday.

According to CNN, Kaine fluently speaks Spanish, so he could be key in appealing to Latino voters to Clinton.

Senator Kaine is a current senator and former governor of Virginia. He is also the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

According to CNN, he was born in Minnesota, went to Harvard Law School and served as a missionary for a year in Honduras.

CNN also reports Kaine was the first member to give an entire speech on the Senate floor in Spanish.

Kaine was one of three finalists for the vice president position.

According to CNN, Clinton’s advisers said Kaine would be a "stable force on the bottom of the ticket, foregoing the allure of a pick that could provide more star power in favor of one they are hoping will be void of drama."

Kaine has almost three years of experience in the Senate and he currently serves on both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees.

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