Champagne flows in Kaine’s neighborhood moments after being named VP pick

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Champagne was flowing on Richmond’s Northside Friday night where Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s home seemed to be the place to be.

Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated Vice Presidential nomination of the United States Senator came just after 8 p.m.

“Congratulations Tim and Anne,” a neighborhood couple said before taking a sip of champagne.


“It’s just perfect, we’re very pro TK,” another neighbor said while walking her dog with her kids.

Neighbors started pouring out of their homes moments after Clinton sent out a text and tweet announcing Kaine as her running mate.

“I was super excited, and grabbed my dog, and neighbor and we walked over here to see what was going on,” another neighbor said.

Neighbors call Kaine down-to-earth and a regular guy who loves to spend time with his family and go to neighborhood functions.

“I’m excited, Tim Kaine is great,” a man driving by said.

Tim Kaine

Patrick Odenhal grew up with Kaine’s daughter, and still has a Kaine sticker on his car.

“I don’t really know him as a politician, I’ve only known him as Mr. Kaine,” Odenhal said.

The VCU senior said on Richmond’s Northside, far away from the national spotlight, Kaine is just a dad, husband and regular guy about town.

“We all love him here, he’s like a nice guy, he’s very approachable,” Odenhal said.

Kaine is expected to be formally introduced as Clinton’s running mate Saturday during a campaign stop Saturday at Florida International University in Miami.

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