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thank you. >> c-span, created by america's television cable companies. every minute of the republican and democratic national conventions is brought as a public service by your public or cable satellite provider. senator tim kaine was formally introduced as hillary clinton's running mate at an event today in miami. senator kaine was elected to the senate in 2012. predator that he was governor of virginia and chair of the democratic national committee. businessman comes days before democrats meet in -- his announcement comes days before democrats meet for the national convention in philadelphia. enough ♪o river wide ♪ ai'nt no mountain high enough
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♪ ♪ [applause] [cheering] "hillary"] [cheers] sec. clinton: hello, miami!
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[applause] i am so excited and grateful to be here with all of you. [applause] i must say, after everything we've just seen at the republican convention this past week -- [boos] sec. clinton: being here with you on this beautiful day is truly like a breath of fresh air. [applause] when i look out at all of you, do you know what i see? i see america's future. [applause] instead of the fear and the anger and resentment, the lack of any solutions to help working families get ahead or keep our country safe, i sent the
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confidence, the optimism. to know what, we are going make that future better. applause]and donald trump may think america is in decline, but he is wrong. america's best days are still ahead of us, my friends. [applause] and when he said, as he did say, "i alone can fix it," [boos] he's not only wrong, he is dangerously wrong. [applause] we americans, we solve problems together. and if donald doesn't understand that, he doesn't understand america. [applause]
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i know that no one does anything all alone. of our challenge is to make sure we do work together. i am looking forward to working with your elected officials. i want to thank senator bill nelson, who was with me yesterday in orlando. thank congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. [applause] and i am looking forward to working with her and with congresswoman frederica wilson. [applause] when alceegress hastings. and i want to thank all of the elected officials from all
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levels of government who are here and supporting our campaign and our vision for the country. [applause] next week in philadelphia we will offer a different vision for our country. one that is building bridges, not walls. [applause] embracing the diversity that makes our country great. [applause] lifting each other up, standing together. because we know there is nothing we can't accomplish once we make up our minds. [applause] and that is why i am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who doesn't just share
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those values, he lives them. [applause] [ cheers and applause] sec. clinton: i have to say that senator tim kaine is everything donald trump and mike pence are not. [cheers and applause] he is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one. and he is a progressive who likes to cap things done. to get things [cheers and applause] that's just my kind of guy, tim.
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we both grew up in the midwest. we were raised by fathers who ran small businesses and who taught us about the dignity of work and discipline of a job well done. and in both of our families, faith was not just a you talked about at church on sundays, it was a call to serve others in every way that we can. [cheers and applause] know senatort to kaine, you will see that tim's lifelong commitment to social justice is a shining example of his faith in action. school whenring law his fellow classmates were taking internships at prestigious law firms, he took
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time off to work with missionaries in honduras. [cheers and applause] and after he graduated from harvard law school, he could have done anything. but instead, he chose to become a civil rights lawyer. [cheers and applause] one of his first cases was a pro bono case representing a woman who was denied an apartment because she was african-american. [boos] tim was taking on housing discrimination and homelessness, donald trump was denying apartments to people who were
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african-american. [applause] he is still fighting those battles today, serving as a nonpartisan city councilmember. then the layer of richmond virginia. --then the mayor of richmond, virginia. he worked hard to bridge racial divides. he built the first new schools and a generation. he helped turn that struggle he sitting around. and as governor of virginia, he led the commonwealth through the worst financial crisis in a generation. what did he do? you brought democrats and republicans together. -- he brought democrats and republicans together. to fix the programs that working class families count on. [cheers and applause] slashede mike pence education funding in indiana,
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[boos] and gave more tax cuts to the kaine cut hism own salary and invested in education from pre-k through college and beyond. [cheers and applause] by the time tim left office, 40% more of virginia's kids were involved in early education programs. [cheers and applause] and then as a united states senator, tim has used his positions on the foreign relations and armed services committees to stand up for our veterans and our values and men and women in uniform, and our
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security. [cheers and applause] there is no doubt in my mind, because i am here with him -- [laughter] that tim is so qualified. to be vice president, and i have said many times, the most important qualification when you are trying to make this big choice, is, can this person step in to be president? at every stage of tim's career, the people who know him best have voted to give him a promotion. and that is because-- [cheers and applause] that is because he fights for the people he represents. and he delivers real results. i can't wait for all of the to get to know him the way that i
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have, the proud father of three grown up kids. lives and are own making their own contributions, including serving our country. [cheers and applause] a loving husband of a brilliant wife-- [cheers and applause] who is a great fighter for progressive causes in her own right. a leader who cares more about making a difference and making headlines. difference than making headlines. make no mistake, behind that smile, tim also has a backbone of steel. just ask the nra. [cheers and applause]
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over and over again, he has had the courage to stand up to the gun lobby in their own backyard. [cheers and applause] virginia techible shooting, he signed an executive order to keep guns out of the hands of those that were deemed severely mentally ill. [applause] and he has fought for common sense gun reform across the country, as we saw just a few weeks ago when he joined the 15 hour senate filibuster asking that we get those reforms done. [cheers and applause]
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so when i say he is a progressive who likes to get things done, i mean it. he's not afraid to take on special interests, whether he's calling for tough regulations on payday lending, where fighting back against a tax on planned parenthood and defending women's rights to make our own health decisions. [cheers and applause] tim has led some of the most important issues facing our country, from voting rights to lgbt equality. [cheers and applause] to criminal justice reform to comprehensive immigration reform. [cheers and applause] now, after last week, i probably
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don't need to say this, but i will. this is one of the most consequential elections in our lifetime. says "i alone can fix it," [boos] that should set off alarm bells in not just democrats's minds, but republicans, independents, people of all ages and backgrounds. that is not a democracy. [cheers and applause] i said yesterday in tampa, we fought a revolution because we did not want one man making all the decisions for us. [cheers and applause]
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and besides, it is nonsense. no one does anything alone. we don't have a one person military. we don't have a one person teaching corps. we don't have one doctor and one nurse who fixes everything, do we? >> no! sec. clinton: we work together. that is what has traditionally set us apart from places that leaders,ed to single estimates, dictators, --single leaders, despots, dictators who promise i can fix it alone. it says that we are somehow helpless, that we can do this work that needs to be done ourselves. that we can't reach out to one another. that we can to make the economy work for everyone, not just to those at the top. [cheers and applause]
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i reject that. and next week, starting on monday, in philadelphia we will see a very different kind of vision. [cheers and applause] [chanting "usa"] so i wanted to come here to miami to introduce you to the person that i just can't think of anybody better to have by my side on the campaign trail in the white house. together we are going to take on the challenges that are hurting americans. we are going to get the middle class a raise. we are going to give tax relief to working families to help with
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the rising cost of raising kids. we are going to create more good jobs, make sure every child in america has a chance to live up to his or her. given potential. -- his or her god-given potential. [cheers and applause] so please join us. take out your phone, text "join" go to hillary we are hungry organizers in florida right now. -- hiring organizers in florida right now. d involved in every way that you can. together we are going to win this election and move our country forward. please join me in welcoming the next vice president, my friends tender tim kaine -- senator tim kaine. [cheers and applause]
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sen. kaine: hey guys, thank you! fiu. miama, hello be in the needles -- bienvenidos a todos. somos americanos todos. [cheers and applause] i am feeling a lot of things today. [laughter] most of all, gratitude. hillary,eful to you, for the trust that you have placed in me. thisll be companeros in race ahead.
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[cheers and applause] i am grateful to the country which has given me so much. i am grateful to all of you floridians, virginians, all americans who poured their hearts into this wonderful campaign. [cheers and applause] day, i'm, like every especially grateful to my wife, i love you honey. [cheers and applause] kids, my three beautiful i am the luckiest dad and husband in the world. [cheers] this is quite a week for me. and believe it or not, for as powerful as it is to become hillary clinton's running mate, that's not the only thing on my mind this week.
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kids.e and i have three my oldest son is here with his fiancee. he is a primary. -- he is a proud marine. [cheers and applause] in just a few days, he's deploying to europe to uphold america's commitment to our nato allies. [cheers and applause] me, this drives home the stakes in this election. nearly 2 million men and women put their lives on the line for this country as active duty, as reservists, as guard members. they deserve a commander in chief with the experience and the temperament to lead. [cheers and applause] what does donald trump say about these great americans, these 2 m
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illion? he repeatedly calls the american military " a disaster." [boos] and just this week, trump said that as president, he would consider turning america's back on our decades-old commitments to our allies. [boos] and all of you remember a few months ago when he said about a senate colleague, then-senator clinton's friend john mccain, that he wasn't a hero because he was captured and served as a prisoner of war in vietnam. [boos] and he wants to be commander in chief? our service members are out on the front lines, trump's saying he'd leave our allies at the mercy of an increasingly aggressive russia. post, that is an open invitation for vladimir putin to
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roll on in. even a lot of republicans say that's terribly dangerous. [yelling] all right, i'm hiring for the speechwriting team. when donald trump says he has her back, you better watch out. [cheers] from atlantic city to his so-called university, he leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes. [cheers and applause] we can't afford to let him do the same thing to our country. and folks, we don't have to because hillary clinton is the direct opposite of donald trump. [cheers and applause] [chanting "hillary"]
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sen. kaine: hillary clinton does not insult people, she listens to them. what a novel concept. she doesn't trash our allies, she respects them. and she will always have our back. that is something i am rocksolid sure of. [cheers and applause] and i know that because hillary knows that we are stronger together. we are stronger when we work together. when we grow together. when we pull together. when we live in the same neighborhood and worship together and go to schools together. what we are together, we are stronger. [cheers and applause] so i could not be any more honored to stand by hillary's side in this very important campaign. both!love you
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[laughs] i spent most of my life and public service because i believe doing everything i can to make a positive difference in people's lives. i can see a lot of youout there that feel exactly the same way. [cheers and applause] i am one of only 20 in american history to serve as a mayor, a governor, and a u.s. senator. [cheers and applause] i have been able to see how government works, and how sometimes it doesn't. from just about every perspective. and i have always believed that however you serve, what matters is whether you actually deliver results for people. and that has been my goal in every position i have ever held.
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i know that for a lot of you, this might be the first time you are hearing me speak. and hey, let me be honest, for many of you this is the first time you have even heard my name. [laughter] but that's ok, for i'm excited for us to get to know one another. today i thought i might tell you a little bit about me and where i come from. [cheers] president was never a job i thought about growing up in kansas. in kansas of people city, my parents were not into politics. church, the kansas city royals. that's what we spent time talking about. they had too much else going on. my dad ran in union organized iron working shop in the stockyards of kansas city. [applause] my mom in addition to the challenge of my two brothers,
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she was my dad's best saleswoman. that iron working business was the kind of job where you can't cut corners, if you are not careful, you could make one mistake and ruin an awful lot of work in an instant. i learned that working in my dad's shop. my two brothers and i pitched in. andtimes we were scheduled, sometimes dad would just shake us in the morning and say, i have in order to get out, and i really need you guys. remember once the last day of summer vacation, i was looking forward to sleeping in. and i felt that hand on my shoulder at about 6:00, i really need your help to get an order out today. that's what families do. we would go there, especially in the summer to get the work done before the day got hot. that's what families do. [cheers and applause] parents, and they are alive and healthy and happy today -- 81 years old.
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they taught me early lesson that have guided my life. the importance of hard work, of faith and kindness. of following your dreams. my mom once told me, and i will say this -- she was not much of a lecture. we were just supposed to follow the example. she said, tim, you have to decide whether you want to be right, or do right. if you want to be right, be a pessimist. but if you want to do right, being an optimist. and folks, i have been an optimist ever since. [cheers and applause] jesuit voice school in -- jesuit boys school in kansas city. all right, some jazz with in the house -- some jesuits in the house, i like that. our motto was 'men for others.'
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my parents example grew into something more abide about. it became more like my north star, the organizing principle for what i wanted to do. even as a young man, because of these great teachers, i knew that i wanted to do something to devote myself to social justice. and that is why after raising through the university of missouri and harvard law so, i decided to take off to volunteer missionaries in honduras. spanish] when i got to honduras, it arned out they -- out my recently acquired knowledge of constitutional law was pretty useless. [laughter] the experience of my dad's iron working shop was kind of helpful. i taught teenagers the basics of carpentry and wilting. they helped me learn spanish. [cheers and applause]
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and i tell you. my time in that country changed my life in so many ways. [speaking spanish] [applause] fe, familia, y trabajo. [speaking spanish] sen. kaine: here is something that really stuck with me. i got a firsthand look at a system, this is 1980 and 1981, it dictatorship where a few folks had all the power and everybody else got left behind. and it convinced me that we're got to advance opportunity and equality for everybody, no matter where they come from, how much money they have, what they look like. what accent may have or who they love.
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[applause] sen. kaine: in 1970, a republican governor of virginia believed exactly the same thing. he integrated virginia public schools after the state had fought for 16 years after brown v board to keep them in segregated. [applause] sen. kaine: in 1970 in virginia, that took political courage, and then he and his wife went even further. they enrolled their own kids, including their daughter anne in integrated schools and sent a strong signal to the people of virginia that their governor was not going to back down, was not going to make rules for others that he would not follow for himself. [cheers and applause]
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so, many years later that young girl went to princeton, went to law school, guided by her experience, and one day in a study group, she met kind of a nerdy guy who had been out teaching kids in honduras. anne and i got married over 30 years ago in richmond, virginia. [applause] sen. kaine: that is the parish that we still belong to today. hey, st. e's folks, we will be there at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. marrying anne was the best decision of my life. am i right? and it turns out she actually
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learned negotiation better than i did in law school. we settled down and we started a family and we sent our kids to those same public schools that her father had opened up to everybody. [cheers and applause] including one school that i helped build when i was mayor that we named after their civil rights hero grandfather. now, his example helped expire -- inspire me to represent people that were turned away from housing either because of the color of their skin or because they were an american
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with a disability. this was my civil rights work for 17 years. i brought dozens of lawsuits in private practice, battling banks, landlords, insurance companies, and even local government. that had treated people unfairly. in 1998, i won a historic verdict against an insurance company because they have been redlining minority neighborhoods, treating them unfairly in the issue of homeowners insurance. at the time i won that case, it was the biggest jury verdict in a civil rights case in american history. i like to fight for rights. [applause] sen. kaine: i like to fight for rights. and i found myself going to city council meetings to raise the issues i was dealing with on
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behalf of my clients. but i was frustrated by the division and infighting, so in 1994, i did something that seems even crazier than what i am doing now. [laughter] sen. kaine: i decided to run for office. man, i was so scared, but i wanted to help my city and community. i knocked on every door. i won by 94 votes, the first of many nailbiter's and squeakers. and as i often said, if i am good at anything in public life, it is because i started at the local level, listening to people, learning about their lives, and finding a consensus to solve the problem. [applause] sen. kaine: in the years that followed, i became mayor of richmond. i was elected lieutenant governor, and in 2006 i became
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the 70th governor of virginia. when we moved into the governor's mansion after the inauguration, my wife became the only person who ever lived there first as a child and then as an adult. [cheers] we had to make tough decisions when i was in office, because it was the deepest recession since the 1930's, but that did not stop us from expanding early childhood education, from building more classrooms and facilities on our college campuses so that more can go to school -- because we knew that education was a key to everything we wanted to achieve as a state, and it is the key to everything we want to achieve as a nation. we invested in open space preservation and cleaning up the chesapeake bay, because our kids and grandkids deserve to enjoy
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the beautiful commonwealth that we love, just like you love the beauty of your sunshine state. [applause] sen. kaine: and we achieved national recognition for our work in tough times. when i was governor of virginia, this -- best state in america, it allowed a child to have a successful life, best date for business, one of the lowest unemployment rates, when of the highest bond ratings. i am proud to carry that work forward as a virginia senator, serving on the armed services, foreign relations, and budget committees. they just added me to the aging committee. i do not know why they did that? [laughter] i am proud to support my wife's work. she is secretary of education
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for the commonwealth of virginia. [applause] sen. kaine: we are both so proud of our commonwealth and our great nation. isn't it great already? isn't it great already? what a great country. as i look back over these experiences, what i have learned is that god created a rich and beautiful tapestry in this country. it is a rainbow of cultural diversity that embraces all people -- [applause] sen. kaine: regardless of their race or economic status, regardless of their religion or gender, regardless of their sexual orientation or where they are from. we got this beautiful country that should be a country of wealth, a country of inclusion,
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and i know that that is a fundamental value that hillary clinton shares. you know? [applause] sen. kaine: i am a catholic. and hillary is a methodist. her creed is the same as mine. do all the good you can. be of service to one another. now, that is a notion that americans of every moral tradition believes in, and that is the message hillary clinton has taken to heart for her entire life. for her entire life. [applause] sen. kaine: fighting for children and families, like when she was first lady, after she tried, and a recalcitrant
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congress blocked her with a big advance we needed on health care reform, she said, you know what? i am not stopping. can we pass a program to provide health insurance to 8 million more children? and that is what she did. that is what she did. that is what she fought for. [cheers and applause] fighting for equal rights for african-americans, for latinos, for people with disabilities, for lgbt americans. [applause] sen. kaine: in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, fighting tenaciously to make sure that 9/11 first responders in new york and other localities would get health benefits. [applause] sen. kaine: now, there are a lot of people who put their trust and faith in hillary i'm a and
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-- hillary, and she has always delivered for them. working for the children's defense fund, first lady of arkansas, the senator, secretary of state, she has always delivered. [applause] sen. kaine: and -- [chanting] and you know what? there is something you can tell about a great leader. she has not only delivered in the easy times, she has delivered in the tough times and when she is on the receiving end of one attack after another. she never backs down. she never backs down.
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hillary, whatever the drama, the attack, the situation, she focuses on what matters -- helping people. that is what keeps her going. this is how we will continue the work, with a strong, progressive agenda. [applause] sen. kaine: we are going to make the american economy work for everybody, not just those at the top. not just those at the top. and we will do that by making the largest investment in good paying jobs since world war ii. [applause] sen. kaine: we will make college debt-free for everybody. we will rewrite the rules so that companies share profits
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with workers rather than ship jobs overseas. and we will make sure that wall street operations and the wealthy -- corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. [applause] sen. kaine: and while we're on the subject of taxes, where our donald trump -- are donald trump's tax returns? [booing] sen. kaine: raise your hands if you think that those returns will show that he paid his fair share of taxes. we will fight for equal pay for women and raising the minimum wage. to keep families together, to keep families together, and bring them out of the shadows in the first 100 days of our
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administration we will put forward a conference of immigration reform package that shows a path to citizenship. [applause] sen. kaine: [speaking spanish] [applause] sen. kaine: i will encourage you, if you have not done this, go to a naturalization service where people become citizens. how many of you -- raise your hands if you have been a naturalized citizen. thank you for choosing us. thank you for choosing us. if you have not been to one of those services, it will be one of the most powerful things you
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have ever seen. after the oath is taken come oftentimes there is an open mic and people say why they have decided, this is why i have become a citizen of the u.s., and it will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face when you do what people think about the greatness of the united states of america. [applause] [chanting] sen. kaine: and when you go to one of these naturalization services and you see the people's desire to join this great country, you will basically have this pretty amazing thought. [speaking spanish] sen. kaine: anybody who loves america this much deserves to be
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here. [applause] sen. kaine: now, there is one last part of hillary's plan that means a lot to me personally, that is kind of emotional for me and i bet it is for you, how to stem the academic -- epidemic of gun violence that kills thousands of americans every year. as governor during one of the most horrible shootings in america's history, this issue is very close to my heart. very close to my heart. and i know that many of you here feel exactly the same way after that tragic shooting in orlando in june. [applause] sen. kaine: we can do better, folks. we can do better. it was in april of 2007, about halfway through my time as
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governor, i had just arrived in japan on a trade mission to bring jobs back to japan. -- jobs back to virginia. i fell asleep in my hotel and the head of my security detail said, turn on the tv, there is a horrible shooting underway at virginia tech, this wonderful college in virginia. and as jetlagged as i was, i said take me back to the airport. i was getting my first plane home. walked onto that campus and i knew that as a leader, i do not have any magic words to say that would take away the tragedy come at had to bring comfort to the families that had been killed, the students and professors that had been injured, and also to the first responders who had been there to help them. [applause]
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sen. kaine: april 16, 2007, that was the worst day of my life. it was the worst day of so many people's lives, and for the parents and loved ones of those kids and professors, that pain never goes away. precious 17-year-olds, a 70 plus year old who was a holocaust survivor, that could survive the holocaust, who could survive the soviet takeover of his country, but who fell victim to gun violence because he blocked the door and told his students to climb out the window as his body was riddled with bullets. survived the holocaust, the soviet takeover of his country and fell victim in virginia to the poor -- the horror of
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american gun violence. so the vast majority of americans agree that we must adopt common sense measures. hillary and i will not rest -- will not rest, we will not rest. [applause] sen. kaine: until -- we will not rest. [chanting] sen. kaine: we will not rest until we get universal background checks and close the loopholes that put guns in the hands of terrorists, criminals, and those who should not have them. it is so easy. gun owners want it. nra members wanted. americans want it. i know the nra, the headquarters are in my state.
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they campaigned against me and every statewide race that i have ever run, but i never lost an election. i never lost an election. [applause] sen. kaine: i do not mind powerful groups campaigning against me, that is like an extra cup of coffee to me. it gets me more excited. i am 8-0 and i promise i am not allowed -- i am not about to let that change. especially when donald trump stands in the way of progress on everything the one of these issues that hillary has laid out in her campaign and many more. so now i am going to wrap this up. we are at a university, i can give a test, right? three questions to ask yourself. one, do you want a you are fired president, or a you are hired president?
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donald trump is the you are fired guy. that is what he is known for. and when this election is done, that is one thing people were remember about this, is donald trump, you are fired. bankrupting companies, shifting jobs overseas, shifting contractors, being against federal minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, these are your fire guys. we got the you are hired president. [applause] sen. kaine: let's do debt-free college, let's build bridges and roads so people can have jobs. let's go for equal pay and raise the minimum wage. bring back the dignity and respect for work with the you are hired president. ok, you are 1-1.
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question two, do you want a trash talking president or a bridge building president? >> bridge building. sen. kaine: of course you do, donald trump trash talks folks with disabilities, trash talks mexican-americans, whether they are new immigrants or governors of federal judges, he trash talks women, trash talks are allies, calls the military a disaster. you are right, he does not trash talk everybody. he likes vladimir putin. but this is a bridge builder president. [applause] sen. kaine: as a member of the armed services committee, built great ties with our military families. as secretary of state, made history building relationships across the world that are central to foreign policy, the
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treatment of women and children, that is what we need. she is a bridge builder. and last, ok florida international, you are 2-2. do you want a me first president or a kid and families first president? with donald trump it is me first. i will run a university that will take people's money and rip them off. donald trump, donald trump was in great britain when they cast the brexit vote to leave the eu and as the british pound, the unit of currency, getting pummeled, he said this could be good news for my golf course. me first. [booing] sen. kaine: but we have a kids and families first president. [applause] sen. kaine: who from her earliest days has been -- i will
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tell you something, i will tell you a secret about this -- about us in politics. if you want to judge somebody in politics, it is really simple. look at their life and see if they have a passion in their life that they had long before they got into politics. a passion that is not about themselves, a passion about somebody else. and see if they have held onto that passion through thick and thin, and good times and bad, whether winning elections or lose elections, come hell or high water, look to see if they have a passion about somebody else and look to see if they have held onto it. that is character. that is our kids and families first, hillary clinton. [applause]
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[chanting "hillary"] sen. kaine: ok, when i was a kid growing up my favorite president was another kansas city guy, harry truman. great democratic president. and let me tell you something that harry truman said that could have been written five minutes ago. he said it in the late 1940's and it is so well put. america was not built on fear. america was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. that is so good. america was not built on fear. it was built on courage, on imagination, and on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. friends, hillary clinton --
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hillary clinton is filled with courage, that imagination, and that unbeatable determination and that is why we trust her to fight for all americans. why i am with her. are you with her? [applause] sen. kaine: that is why we are with her. these are tough times for many in our country club but we are tough people. that is something else i learned. tough times do not last month but tough people do -- last, but tough people do. and they do not come any tougher, or any more compassionate hillary clinton -- than hillary clinton. so let's make history and elect hillary clinton as the president of the united states. [applause] ♪
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♪ ♪ >> for the first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party nominee. [applause] the democratic national convention in philadelphia,
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hillary clinton becomes the first woman nominee of a major political party for president of the united. eightl coverage of every -- minute ofage of every this convention begins monday on c-span, the c-span radio app and the democratic national convention just a few days away, c-span is taking a look back at past conventions beginning with the nomination of john f. kennedy in 1960. that election would be a first for the nation when john f. kennedy became the youngest person to be elected president, and the first roman catholic. next we show you his speech to delegates at the democratic convention in los angeles. this is 20 minutes. ♪ [cheers and


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