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Timothy Kaine

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Timothy Kaine has served as a U.S. senator from Virginia since 2013 and was the vice-presidential running mate of unsuccessful 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He was chairman of the Democratic Party from 2009 to 2011 and served as the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, following his election as lieutenant governor in 2001. He was the mayor of Richmond from 1998 to 2001 after serving on the Richmond city council from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, Kaine began teaching legal ethics as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he lectured for six years. A self-identified “Pope Francis Catholic,” Kaine has drawn considerable criticism from some within the Catholic Church for his political support of same-sex marriage and legal abortion, though he has indicated he personally opposes abortion and the death penalty. He received a B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1979 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1983.
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