Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a roundtable discussion on religious freedom with the regional interfaith community at All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Mosque in Sterling, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion.Kaine consistently has sponsored legislation that would have opened Virginia's coast to drilling.In 2015, Kaine again joined Warner and a group of East Coast senators pushing an offshore drilling plan.Clinton and Kaine are avowed champions of women's' reproductive rights.In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Kaine acknowledged the public contortion of his stance even as he was being considered by the Clinton campaign as a possible running mate."I've got a personal feeling about abortion, but the right role for government is to let women make their own decisions," Kaine said.Despite their occasional policy discordancy, Kaine and Clinton have hired some of the same staffers in recent years. As governor, Kaine accepted more than $160,000 in gifts and paid travel, according to state reports.
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