Hampton Roads community reacts to Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine ticket

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 23:33:16-04

Norfolk, Va. - With the crowd cheering, Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton and Virginia State Senator Tim Kaine made their first appearance together Saturday since Clinton announced he would be her running mate.

"Do you want a 'you're fired' president or a 'you're hired' president?" Kaine asked at the rally in Miami.

News 3 took to the streets to see what Virginians think about possibly having a Richmond resident as their next vice president.

“I don’t know a lot about him, so I ’m going to have to see what he stands for,” Sharon Clark said.

“I wouldn’t vote for her if she picked my favorite person’s vice president,” Donald Trump Supporter Susan Love explained. “I’m not impressed with him. I mean, he didn’t do a lot for Virginia in my opinion. So, I’m not impressed with him."

However, David Lukeson says with Virginia’s minimum wage at  $7.25, Senator Kaine could lead the charge in helping Virginians be more financially secure.

“I think he’ll be able to take a lot of the things that we have going on in our state and carry on from them,” Lukeson explained. “I think one of the biggest problems right now is minimum wage. We are still on federal minimum wage. We haven’t risen it since it was federally raised in the late 2000s.”

During Saturday's rally in Miami, with Clinton at his side, Kaine pointed out some of their policy changes if they are elected, including raising minimum wage, making college debt free, and bring forth gun reform.

People in Hampton Roads say the former governor is ideal because he will get the job done.

“She might have chosen Tim Kaine because she has a lot of lofty ideas, but Tim Kaine seems to be the person that can get it rooted in actuality and work among both sides of congress to get things done,” Frederick Perry said.