Sen. Tim Kaine: No, I Won't Be Hillary's Running Mate

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016 3:35 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine: No, I Won't Be Hillary's Running Mate

While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his potential running mate earlier this week, don't expect Hillary Clinton to join him any time soon. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), who was a rumored veep pick, is not planning on joining Clinton's ticket this fall and has denied reports that he will serve as Clinton's running mate.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Kaine downplayed rumors that he might be sharing the Democratic presidential ticket with party front-runner Hillary Clinton.

"I really love my job," Kaine said. "I really do."

The Virginia Democrat expressed confidence that Clinton will not only be the party nominee, but win the general election. He also expects to be by her side, just not in the way some many are assuming.

"I have a great feeling that I'm going to be on that podium with Hillary Clinton when she's taking the oath of office, but I'm going to be sitting with the other senators."

Clinton has nearly clinched the nomination over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). She currently leads in the delegate race 2,165 to 1,318.