Clinton-Kaine ticket set to make debut in Miami

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Hillary Clinton has made her pick and now it’s time to team up with running mate Tim Kaine for the Democratic ticket’s first public event.

They’ll be at Florida International University in Miami later Saturday.

Florida is a vitally important state in the 2016 race.

The bilingual Kaine may prove to be a valuable asset in Spanish-language media as the campaign appeals to Hispanic-Americans turned off by Republican Donald Trump‘s harsh rhetoric about immigrants.

Kaine — a Virginia senator and former governor — got the nod from Clinton in a telephone call Friday evening — days before the party convention begins in Philadelphia.

His selection completes the lineup for the general election. Clinton and Kaine will face Trump and his vice presidential choice, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.