- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 28, 2017

A candidate for the Democratic National Committee blames Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election on her decision to tap Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate.

Vincent Tolliver joined the 10 other candidates running to be the next DNC chair at a “Future Forum” in Houston Saturday and said the party would be singing a different tune if Mrs. Clinton chose someone other than Mr. Kaine, who was seen as too moderate by some Democrats.

“We lost simply … because Hillary did not pick the right running partner,” Mr. Tolliver said in response to a question.

Mr. Tolliver said Mrs. Clinton should have tapped someone like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont or Sen. Corey Booker of New Jersey.

Mr. Kaine served as chairman of the DNC from 2009 to 2011.

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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