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Kaine Rallies for Clinton With VP Deliberation Near Final Stage

  • As Democrat mulls running mate, contenders get chance to shine
  • Virginia senator calls Clinton the ‘you’re hired’ candidate
US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, arrive for a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, July 14, 2016.

US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, arrive for a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, July 14, 2016.

Photographer: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine told voters they have a choice between a “you’re-fired” president in Republican Donald Trump and a “you’re-hired” president in Hillary Clinton, in a joint appearance with the presumptive Democratic nominee widely seen as an audition to be her running mate.

As Trump prepared for a Friday announcement of his running mate, with most signs pointed toward Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Clinton enters the closing phase of her own search to choose the man or woman she thinks can best help her win the November election and govern alongside her. She hasn’t yet made a decision, according to an adviser familiar with the process who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about it.