Tim Kaine holds Election Day eve rally in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY/WRIC) — Tim Kaine wrapped up his three month whirlwind campaign as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in front of a home crowd in Richmond.

After his plane touched down shortly after 11 p.m., Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, took the stage at Richmond International Airport (RIC) to address the hundreds in attendance.

“He understands what it means to be supportive of a woman in a leadership role,” Holton said while introducing her husband.

Kaine was confident as he spoke to voters in his home city.

“I’m 8-0 in races and I’ll be 9-0 tomorrow night,” he said. “I don’t lose.”

The Richmond rally was the second of two stops for Kaine in Virginia Monday. The U.S. senator and former Virginia governor made a stop at George Mason University in Fairfax before making his way to RIC.

“It’s not about passion and motivation, it’s about vision,” Kaine said at the event. “Hillary started this campaign before I got on the ticket and she said, ‘What do I want this to be about?’ … Stronger together… We are stronger together! This beautiful diversity of who we are as a country is the greatest strength we have!”

Vice President Joe Biden joined Kaine at the Northern Virginia rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Before Kaine’s arrival in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe took the stage. He urged the crowd to get out and vote.

“I don’t want to win, I want to win big,” McAuliffe said.

Kaine has been on the road nearly every day since being tapped as Clinton’s running mate in late July, spending much of his time in a handful of key swing states. He’s been a major fundraiser for Clinton and has used his Spanish fluency to be a key surrogate to Hispanic voters.


WATCH: Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton speak at a rally at Richmond International Airport.