Tim Kaine's civil rights advocacy praised at DNC

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 18:05:34-04

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s ears were burning Thursday afternoon as praises were sang for his civil rights advocacy track record.

"I  think you often judge somebody by what they did before they were in the spotlight. Tim Kaine is somebody who, after graduating from law school, started practicing civil rights law. He started defending people who were victims of housing discrimination, and then took a year and did missionary work,” said U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin during an interview with TODAY’S TMJ4 at the DNC in Philadelphia.

Wisconsin's first female U.S. senator says she’s looking forward to seeing the first female presidential candidate of a major party. Sen. Baldwin will be talking before Hillary Clinton Thursday night at the DNC.

Baldwin noted that Wisconsin has been a pivotal and swing state for many presidential cycles, and that trend is expected to continue.

“I do expect that we are going to see the candidates bringing the debate to our state,” she added.