Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine visits Kansas City

Posted at 1:58 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 22:58:54-04

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine arrived in his hometown of Kansas City on Wednesday.

He attended an event near Loose Park at 4:30 p.m. to raise money for the Democratic presidential campaign. The event is not open to the public and is for donors only. Attendees need to contribute at least $1,000 dollars to get in the door.

“I think it’s important for him but it’s more important for us to get the district and the city and the state engaged in politics. I mean everybody needs to know what is going on," said Democrat Jay Sidie, who is running for Congress against Kevin Yoder in Kansas.

"I think he is just going to give us an update on how he thinks things are going, what their plan of action is, what they stand on a number of the issues. He likes to take questions so I feel confident that he is going to take a number of questions,” said Mark O’Connell, a long time friend of Kaine.

The Clinton campaign has seen over $2 million in contributions in Missouri. On the Kansas side, only $500,000. 

A press secretary for the campaign said Kaine will not be holding any public events.

After the event, Kaine went to Jack Stack in Kansas City. 

Kaine graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1976. You can learn more about Kaine's KC roots, here.



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