Clinton introduces running mate as progressive who gets things done

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MIAMI. (AP) - Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done."

Clinton joined the Virginia senator at an event in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.

Clinton said Kaine cares more about making a difference than making headlines, "everything that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not."

Clinton offered Kaine the vice presidential spot on the Democratic ticket in a phone call on Friday night. His selection completes the line-up for the general election. Clinton and Kaine will face Republican Trump and his running mate, Pence, the Indiana governor.

Kaine, 58, was long viewed as a likely choice, a former governor of politically important Virginia and mayor of Richmond who also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.