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US senator urges Hillary Clinton to seek presidency

Published on May 4, 2014 6:16 AM
 
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in A No Ceilings Conversation at Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York April 17, 2014. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia on Saturday endorsed Mrs Clinton for president, even though the former secretary of state has not announced whether she will seek the White House in 2016. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia on Saturday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, even though the former secretary of state has not announced whether she will seek the White House in 2016.

Mr Kaine, who backed Barack Obama when he beat Mrs Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, announced his support on Twitter and at breakfast meeting of the South Carolina Women’s Democratic Council in Columbia, South Carolina.

"Today I encouraged Hillary Clinton to run for president & pledged my support for her candidacy if she does,” Kaine said in a tweet that linked to his remarks on www.readyforhillary.com, website of one of the most prominent pro-Clinton organisations.

“She understands the challenges facing Americans from all walks of life and has the compassion and skill necessary to help improve our everyday lives,” Mr Kaine, former governor of Virginia, said in remarks prepared for the breakfast meeting, according to the website.

 
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