Tim Kaine stumps for Clinton at Jacksonville stop

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine held a rally in Jacksonville on Monday, where he asked residents to vote early and said North Carolina is integral to a Clinton victory.

“You are not the kind of people to stand by,” Kaine said. “We’re going to go out on November 8 and make history and do something that’s never been done.”

Kaine also spoke on the military, an issue he said hits close to home since his son is in the U.S. Marine Corp.

“Do you want somebody who has been an Armed Services Committee member, who’s had the back of our military, but who also understand the diplomacy side?” Kaine said.

Veteran Willy Williams said he does.

“We need someone who has known about (the military) in the past and know what we look for in the future, even know what the military stands for other than fighting,” Williams said.

Another hot topic Monday for both Kaine and supporters was the economy.

“This is the critical issue right now,” said Kaine. “How do you build an economy that works for everybody?”
“We have to have those that are willing to work for everyone, especially the middle class, and I was excited to be here because I believe that’s what Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are going to do,” said Rev. Amy Ciceron, a Clinton supporter.

This is Kaine’s sixth visit to North Carolina while on the Democratic ticket.

Many supporters said they were just happy a vice presidential candidate stopped in Jacksonville.

After the rally, Kaine made an unscheduled stop at an Onslow County polling site, where he met with supporters for about 15 minutes.

Not everyone was happy to see Kaine talking to voters at the polling station.

“What has happened today was an obstruction of the citizen’s right to vote,” said Christine Lee, a Donald Trump supporter. “First of all, it created a traffic hazard on Highway 258.”

On Tuesday, vice president Joe Biden will be in Charlotte. Then on Wednesday Barack Obama will be at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Donald Trump will be in Concord and Selma Thursday.

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