Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo Panic begins to creep into Democratic talks on Biden agenda Congress facing shutdown, debt crisis with no plan B MORE says Hispanic voters can play a pivotal role in the outcome of the presidential election on Tuesday.
“First, the Latinos perceive a huge difference between the two tickets,” he said on “CBS This Morning." "Hillary [Clinton] and I are supporting comprehensive immigration reform. Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE supports building a wall and deporting people.
“But the other thing that’s really important, I think this is the election where the Latino community understand that they make a big difference, that they don’t view themselves as a minor part of the electorate anymore,” Kaine, a Virginia senator, added.
“In states like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Nevada, Colorado, all over the country Latino voters now see they could be a difference maker. And that’s an empowering thing.”
Kaine added that he and Clinton would work hard to unite all voters after an often-divisive 2016 presidential campaign if they win the White House.
“Hillary’s got a great track record when she worked in the Senate,” he said of the Democratic presidential nominee and former New York senator. "She had really good relations on both sides of the aisle.
“And I have that same track record as governor,” the former Virginia governor added. "I had two Republican houses and I’ve got good bonafides in the Senate right now.
“The burden’s going to be on our shoulders if we’re successful in the team we put together, in the way we talk about our approach to the job."