By David Hylton
With the Democratic convention in Philadelphia less than a month away, U.S. Sen. and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine continues to be mentioned as the top choice for Hillary Clinton's vice presidential nominee.
Here's a look at a sampling of the media outlets naming Kaine as the top pick:
- Politico says "Kaine currently towers over other top-tier candidates still in consideration."
- "On the national stage he is well-liked, and he sits on the important Foreign Relations Committee," says U.S. World News & World Report. "His experience effectively demonstrates the most important quality any vice presidential nominee must have: If needed, he is prepared to step in as president."
- "As a former mayor (Richmond) and governor, he has executive experience, and thus would be seen as an eminently plausible potential president," the Boston Globe says.
Kaine has said during the primary season that he enjoys his job as a senator, but has not ruled out being the nominee for vice president.
"I like my job," he told MSNBC in April.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is expected to name her choice for vice president before the Democratic Convention gets underway on July 25 in Philadelphia.