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Kaine’s Olive Branch to Ryan Leaves Fellow Democrats Unsettled

  • Delegates in Philadelphia not happy Kaine is conceding House
  • Clinton running mate hopes speaker will help pass her agenda
Tim Kaine, presumptive 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, smiles on stage with Hillary Clinton during a campaign event in Miami on July 23, 2016.

Tim Kaine, presumptive 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, smiles on stage with Hillary Clinton during a campaign event in Miami on July 23, 2016.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

For the liberal wing of the Democratic Party seeking to coalesce behind Hillary Clinton, her running mate’s recent comments praising House Speaker Paul Ryan aren’t sitting well.

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia said he didn’t think Democrats would take back the House, telling CBS’s "60 Minutes" on Sunday that Ryan will be a key to passing Clinton’s agenda.