“Hillary Clinton’s unveiling of Tim Kaine as her vice presidential pick was greeted by mixed reactions from liberal groups on Friday night. But one constituency breathed a sigh of relief: Wall Street.
While some praised his consistent support of labor and women’s rights, several progressive organizations were quick to criticize Clinton’s newly minted running mate, urging the Democratic ticket to adopt a more “populist” stance on trade and financial regulation.”
Dennis Kelleher, CEO of financial reform group Better Markets, said that Kaine was “not going to fire anyone up, but smart safe choice of a really well liked, high-quality guy with good values. He’ll have some work to do on the key issues, but I believe he’ll do it effectively and win over those who have doubts or concerns.”
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