MIAMI (AP) — Tim Kaine’s not-so-perfect Spanish is the only game in town when it comes to speaking directly to one of the country’s fastest growing voting blocs in the presidential campaign.
The Democratic vice presidential candidate developed his workmanlike Spanish skills decades ago as a young missionary in Honduras.
Now Hillary Clinton is eager to use her running mate’s Spanish to help cement Hispanic support.
Kaine has been a near constant presence on Spanish-language media, speaking directly to their audience of millions in battleground states like Florida and Nevada.
One in five of the nearly 50 interviews he’s done since joining the ticket has been in Spanish. Clinton, Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, don’t have that skill.
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