Tim Kaine ‘humbly’ accepts Democrat VP nomination

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Kaine is promoting his lengthy government experience in his first major speech as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

The Virginia senator – in a prime-time speech at the Democratic convention – is detailing his rise from a member of the Richmond City Council to the city’s mayor, to Virginia’s lieutenant governor to governor.

Kaine says if he’s good at his work, it’s because he “started at the local level listening to people, learning about their lives and trying to get results.”

Kaine says it was hard work steering his state through the recession, but he says, “Hey, tough times don’t last – and tough people do.”

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