1-on-1 with Tim Kaine: 'We're not taking anything for granted'

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine spoke exclusively with WPEC's Kathleen Walter on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (WPEC)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine was in the battleground state of Florida Monday, shoring up support for Hillary Clinton and joining WPEC for a one-on-one interview.

"We're not taking anything for granted," Kaine said.

While most polls favor Democratic presidential nominee Clinton, her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., suggested he's not entirely confident of a win in this exclusive interview.

Reporter Kathleen Walter asked, "I understand the campaign is looking beyond the November election. You've talked about building relationships with Republicans. Do you believe it’s yours and Secretary Clinton's to win at this point?"

"I wouldn't look at it that way, no. We're going to have to fight for every vote," Kaine said.

After a campaign stop in West Palm Beach, Walter asked Sen. Kaine about Donald Trump's claim that the election and polls are rigged.

"Well, I think he's losing and he knows it. He's trying to whine and complain that it's somebody else's fault," he said.

WikiLeaks is said to be targeting Sen. Kaine - threatening to release his stolen emails.

U.S. officials claim a series of WikiLeaks data dumps is part of a Russian propaganda machine.

Kaine says he's not worried.

"They came out over the weekend and said they want Donald Trump to win. It's an organ of the Trump campaign. It's part of the Trump propaganda machine," he said.

Kaine says Clinton, if elected, would seek an updated war resolution against the Islamic State.

"Hillary and I both believe Congress made a big mistake by not trying to do a war authorization with respect to the battle against ISIS," he said.

Sen. Kaine, on the campaign trail, is urging everyone to take advantage of in-person early voting. He says he likes what he sees so far nationwide.


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