Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has never lost an election. He has also pulled off a feat that seems impossible in politics: He’s a two-decade politician with no major scandals to his name.
Tim Kaine has never lost an election.
The nation’s Democrats are hoping that winning streak will continue for Kaine, a senator from Virginia who Hillary Clinton announced last week would be her vice presidential running mate.
Kaine, who political observers regarded as Clinton’s “safest” bet, has also pulled off a feat that seems impossible in politics: He’s a two-decade politician with no major scandals to his name. In write-ups about Kaine, reporters across the country describe him as “a nice guy” and “boring” and link to videos of him playing the harmonica. (Which we will do too. Because he plays with a band called the Jugbusters, among others. And he’s not half-bad. If you like that sort of thing.)
“The boy is cleaner than the board of health,” the Democratic political consultant Dave “Mudcat” Saunders told the Washington Post. “If it’s one thing Hillary needs, it’s clean.”
Check out our interactive timeline, above, of Kaine’s career in public service.