Photos: Tim Kaine Visits University of Florida As Part of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign

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Tim Kaine visits the University of Florida on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
Tim Kaine visits the University of Florida on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, left, introduced him to the crowd of 800-plus people.
Topics that garnered the most cheers from the audience included LGBT rights, women's rights and policy to help students graduate college debt-free. Over 800 people attended the rally according to Kirsten Allen, North Florida Regional Press Secretary.
Topics that garnered the most cheers from the audience included LGBT rights, women’s rights and policy to help students graduate college debt-free. Over 800 people attended the rally according to Kirsten Allen, North Florida Regional Press Secretary.
Volunteers at the rally, Fahim Chowdury (left), 18, Jocelyn Cuh, 18, Maya Schreiber, 18, and Amol Jethwani, 20, will all be first-time voters this election cycle. Chowdury, Cuh and Schreiber were all Hillary Clinton Organizing Fellows for the campaign.
Volunteers at the rally, Fahim Chowdury (left), 18, Jocelyn Cuh, 18, Maya Schreiber, 18, and Amol Jethwani, 20, will all be first-time voters this election cycle. Chowdury, Cuh and Schreiber were all Hillary Clinton Organizing Fellows for the campaign.
Lead vocalist Justin McKenzie of The Savants of Soul, a Gainesville band, entertains the crowd as the audience waits for Tim Kaine to arrive. The group played the 1960 Ray Charles song "Hit the Road Jack" to poke fun at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Lead vocalist Justin McKenzie of The Savants of Soul, a Gainesville band, entertains the crowd as the audience waits for Tim Kaine to arrive. The group played the 1960 Ray Charles song “Hit the Road Jack” to poke fun at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
At the rally entrance, Christine Santilo (left), Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Joanne Tremblay, Laverne Hodge, Mitch Allen and Lisa Allen protest the construction of the Sabal Pipeline. "They don't understand the dangers of these pipelines," said Mitch Allen, who was concerned about possible leaks and water contamination.
At the rally entrance, Christine Santilo (left), Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Joanne Tremblay, Laverne Hodge, Mitch Allen and Lisa Allen protest the construction of the Sabal Pipeline. “They don’t understand the dangers of these pipelines,” said Mitch Allen, who was concerned about possible leaks and water contamination.
Huggy Black, 31 (left), and Saskia Niekoop, 31, said they felt the current election climate was "vitriolic." "I think every election has gotten worse," said Niekoop. "Unfortunately, it's the candidates who decide that, and Donald Trump is not setting a good example."
Huggy Black, 31 (left), and Saskia Niekoop, 31, said they felt the current election climate was “vitriolic.” “I think every election has gotten worse,” said Niekoop. “Unfortunately, it’s the candidates who decide that, and Donald Trump is not setting a good example.”
Daniella Mora, 19, writes "Women's rights are human rights," on a poster stating why she is a Democrat, and said it was the most empowering quote of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Growing up Latina, Mora said she experienced discrimination and hopes that if Clinton were elected, it would help minimize racist rhetoric in the country.
Daniella Mora, 19, writes “Women’s rights are human rights,” on a poster stating why she is a Democrat, and said it was the most empowering quote of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Growing up Latina, Mora said she experienced discrimination and hopes that if Clinton were elected, it would help minimize racist rhetoric in the country.
Bryan Eastman (left), 27, and Jason Stanford, 40, hand out flyers for congressional candidate Ken McGurn. Stanford said the issue most important to him this election cycle was climate change because being a Florida native made the issue of rising sea levels feel more urgent.
Bryan Eastman (left), 27, and Jason Stanford, 40, hand out flyers for congressional candidate Ken McGurn. Stanford said the issue most important to him this election cycle was climate change because being a Florida native made the issue of rising sea levels feel more urgent.
Paid maternity leave and women's rights are issues that matter the most to Lori (left) and Kenny King, especially after having their daughter Nola, eight months ago. "You don't want anybody talking about your daughter that way," said Lori King, on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's comments about women.
Paid maternity leave and women’s rights are issues that matter the most to Lori (left) and Kenny King, especially after having their daughter Nola, eight months ago. “You don’t want anybody talking about your daughter that way,” said Lori King, on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about women.
Kaine said the campaign was focusing visiting on states with early voting -- Florida's early voting starts on Oct. 24, 2016. "We can't take anything for granted," Kaine said.
Kaine said the campaign was focusing visiting on states with early voting — Florida’s early voting starts on Oct. 24, 2016. “We can’t take anything for granted,” Kaine said.
Tim Kaine visits the University of Florida on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
Tim Kaine works the crowd during a visit to the University of Florida on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine addresses supporters at the University of Florida on Sunday. (Cecilia Lemus/WUFT News)
Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine addresses supporters at the University of Florida on Sunday. (Cecilia Lemus/WUFT News)
Supporters listen at the Tim Kaine rally Sunday. (Cecilia Lemus/WUFT News)
Supporters listen at the Tim Kaine rally Sunday. (Cecilia Lemus/WUFT News)
Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who introduced Tim Kaine to the stage, greets a Kaine supporter on Sunday. (Cecilia Lemus/WUFT News)
Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who introduced Tim Kaine to the stage, greets a Kaine supporter on Sunday. (Cecilia Lemus/WUFT News)

About Antara Sinha

Antara is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by email at antarasinha@ufl.edu and on Twitter @antarasinha.

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