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Race for the White House comes to the mountains with Tim Kaine

The scene at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center in Asheville on Monday where Sen. Tim Kaine is set to speak. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The race for the White House came to the mountains Monday night.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine took the stage in Asheville to talk about jobs. It's the first stop in our area this election season for either running mate or presidential nominee.

News 13 arrived at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center around 3:30 p.m., an hour before doors opened for the rally, and there was just a small crowd of people standing in line.

News 13 spoke to one Clinton supporter outside who was ready to hear about this jobs plan.

"Jobs in America are important for our economy and it's a good thing to do," Titus Wright of Asheville said.


News 13 asked viewers for questions they'd like Kaine to answer in a one-on-one interview after the campaign event.

Some people who lined up to hear him speak also had questions for Kaine before he teams up with Hillary Clinton.

"Education, high salary, women's rights, civil rights," Bennie Norman-McIntosh of Asheville said. "I want to hear about how they're going to handle police brutality."

After the Democratic VP nominee finished up, News 13 spoke with audience members to find out what they thought of the event.

"The first 100 days he was talking about jobs and was talking about education overall," James Ward of Arden said. "I thought it was fantastic."

But it wasn't only supporters inside, so not everyone was a fan of what they heard.

"I like Tim Kaine a little bit better, but I don't understand the level of corruption and dishonesty I see in Hillary Clinton," Elly Richards of Weaverville said.

Some people were not able to get into this event because the fire marshal said the building was at full capacity.

Tim Kaine was later seen at Catawba Brewing enjoying a beer and playing with a live band.


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