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Kaine Drums Up Support Among Latino Political Leaders in Austin

Ryan Poppe
Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine speaking at Austin's Mexican American Cultural Center

Democratic vice presidential nominee Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is hoping to drum up support in Texas for his running mate, Hillary Clinton, ahead of Monday night’s first presidential debate between Clinton and her Republican opponent Donald Trump.

Following speeches in Houston, Kaine made his way to Austin to speak before dozens of Hispanic political leaders from across the state about the assets a Clinton presidency will provide the Latino community.

“Because the issue of immigration is joined in his campaign between a Hillary Clinton and I that believe in reform and a Donald Trump who believes in “deportation nation” we are going to win this race and that’s going to send him into silence, silencio.  That what the American voter wants is a comprehensive immigration reform for the first time," Kaine explains.

Kaine says that if elected, during her first 100 days, Clinton’s presidency will introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill and a comprehensive jobs and education package that provides free college tuition for families making less than $125,000 a year, issues that he says are important for working-class Latino families.

Ryan started his radio career in 2002 working for Austin’s News Radio KLBJ-AM as a show producer for the station's organic gardening shows. This slowly evolved into a role as the morning show producer and later as the group’s executive producer.