PHILADELPHIA — In a surprise visit Wednesday, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine attended the Florida delegates’ breakfast at the Democratic National Convention to talk about how important delegate work will be in the coming months.
“I can’t wait to get back and hit the pavement,” Kaine said. “You know, hotel rooms and nice breakfasts are great, but what I really like doing, and where I really kick it into eleventh gear, is being on the street, pressing the flesh and winning elections — and that’s what we’ll do.”
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist also spoke at the breakfast. He made a plea for younger voters to get involved in the political process.
“This election is so important to millennials and other young people,” Crist said. “The direction our country is going to take going forward, they want to have a unifier in office.”
Evelyn Foxx, president of the Alachua County chapter of the NAACP, was at the breakfast and made the case for early voting.
“We want 80 percent of our voters — African American voters — we want 80 percent of them to have cast their ballots before the election,” she said.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden are scheduled to speak during the convention Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.