One-on-one: Sen. Tim Kaine talks about why he was chosen as VP nominee

The scene at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center in Asheville on Monday when Sen. Tim Kaine took the stage at a campaign event. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- After a campaign event in Asheville, Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine spoke with News 13 one-on-one.

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Kaine spoke on a range of topics, including why he was chosen as the VP nominee and how the Democrats in a city who vastly support Bernie Sanders will get behind him and Hillary Clinton.

"I have kind of a governing mentality about making sure that what we do makes a difference in people's lives, and I think that's why Hillary asked me to be on the ticket," Kaine said after his Monday afternoon event at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center.

Kaine said he's starting to see support for Clinton in an area considered a hotbed of Bernie Sanders supporters with a little help from Sanders himself.

"He's gone further and said, 'Anybody who's a Bernie Sanders supporter, if you care about the values I care about, you're going to vote for Hillary Clinton,'" Kaine told News 13. "So, I do think that helps, and I've seen it as I've traveled around the country this far. We're getting very good unification in the party."

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows secretary Clinton has a 9-point advantage over Donald Trump in the Tarheel state.

"We've seen poll numbers that we feel very very good about, a real move in our direction by the American electorate and by the electorate here in North Carolina, but we don't take it for granted," Kaine said. "That's why I'm here. That's why I'm going to be back. That's why Secretary Clinton and President Clinton will be back."

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