Tim Kaine, in Historic All-Spanish Speech, Says Choice Is 'Crystal Clear' for Latinos | NBC New York
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Tim Kaine, in Historic All-Spanish Speech, Says Choice Is 'Crystal Clear' for Latinos

Three years ago, Kaine was the first senator to deliver a speech on the Senate floor fully in Spanish while he pushed for passage of the Senate's immigration reform bill

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    Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine made history Thursday as he delivered what was called the first speech completely in Spanish by a candidate at an organized campaign rally during a presidential election, NBC News reported.

    "Latinos will have a very important voice in this election and the option is crystal clear," the senator from Virginia said in Spanish to a crowd of roughly 360 people gathered at the Phoenix rally, which was punctuated by a mariachi band and signs like "Bienvenidos a Arizona."

    "By 2050, communities of color will constitute the majority of our population. So of course Latinos will help shape the future of America because you folks are the future of the United States," he said.