Emma Green, The Atlantic – October 5, 2016
In a debate filled with yelling and interruptions, it was the moment when Tim Kaine and Mike Pence finally got quiet: They were talking about their struggles with faith. Kaine spoke about having to preside over executions while he was governor of Virginia, even though he’s morally opposed to the death penalty. Pence, however, turned the question around and brought up an issue no moderator has dared to ask about: abortion.
Associated Press – September 15, 2016
Tim Kaine says Donald Trump’s proposed child care plan is outdated and discourages employers from hiring women.
Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News – September 10, 2016
As Hillary Clinton’s numbers take a hit in the polls, the Democratic ticket is deploying a potentially potent surrogate to the campaign trail: Anne Holton. The wife of Clinton running mate Tim Kaine — and daughter of a former Republican governor in the swing state of Virginia — increasingly is stepping out on her own to stump for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Prachi Gupta, Cosmopolitan – September 8, 2016
In June, Holton left her post as the secretary of education to focus on the Clinton/Kaine campaign. She spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about the current election, her future in politics, and her love of clog dancing.
Laura Vozzella, Washington Post – September 4, 2016
Anne Holton was in her neighborhood Kroger, on the most ordinary of domestic errands, when she wheeled her cart around a corner and got a jolt. Right there in the grocery aisle was a Secret Service agent — a startling reminder to the wife of Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine that she was now way outside the realm of ordinary.
Ruby Cramer, Buzzfeed – August 30, 2016
Kaine also addressed accusations, fueled at various points this year by Trump campaign surrogates and some right-wing websites, that Clinton, 68, is suffering from a lack of stamina or an unknown disease. These claims, Kaine said Tuesday, are simply “conspiracy theories from the fringes of the internet.” “Can I give you an up close and personal on this? I have been on the trail with Hillary for five weeks and I can barely keep up with her,” he said to scattered laughs across the pier, calling Clinton “one tough and healthy person.” “She has been running on full speed for 17 months.”
Vanessa Williams, Washington Post – August 24, 2016
When Hillary Clinton was first lady of Arkansas in the late 1970s and early ’80s, she went by her maiden name, Rodham, embracing an increasingly popular practice among women of that era — highly educated professionals influenced by second-wave feminism. But by the time she became first lady of the United States she had bowed to lingering political and societal pressures and was using her husband’s last name.
Susan Berry, Breitbart – August 17, 2016
Democrat vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States is far behind some Muslim countries in treating women equally because it is “below the global average” in the percentage of women in elected office.
Nick Gass, Politico – August 17, 2016
When it comes to Donald Trump’s repeated assertion that Hillary Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to be commander in chief, the Democratic nominee’s running mate Tim Kaine cannot figure out what that means. “I have no idea what he’s talking about,” the Virginia senator said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” taped Tuesday and aired Wednesday.
Jason Horowitz, New York Times – August 5, 2016
The daughter of a governor who grew up to marry a man who became governor, senator and now vice-presidential nominee, Ms. Holton has lived since childhood in a world of politics and power. But relatives and friends describe her as being uncommonly unimpressed by the trappings of privilege and instead driven by an almost religious sense of fairness, an aversion to idleness and a family-bred commitment to service that has helped elevate her into one-half of Virginia’s most famous power couple.