Top Democrat Drops in at Farmers Market

Kaine with Democratic Club volunteer Gail Wirth
Photo courtsey of Charles Hirschhorn

By JOHN HARLOW | Editor-in-Chief

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in last year’s presidential election, dropped a donation at the Democratic Party’s table at the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market on Sunday.

Kaine, junior senator of Virginia, who was hiking with friends in the area, is only the latest high-profile political figure to visit Pacific Palisades over the last month.

During a private family visit, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts dined at Taste in The Highlands and posed for selfies with excited fans.

The Palisades has also attracted fund-raisers seeking office.

Dr. Kenneth Wright, a respected pediatrician and early Trump supporter, addressed GOP members at their summer party about why he should replace Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu.

Five days later, Pat Harris, a Bay Area attorney and Liberal Progressive, made his case to select Democrats in Rustic Canyon about why he should replace Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator for the state of California, in Washington.

The consensus is Feinstein could face a bruising primary if she runs for a fifth term.

Kaine was in town visiting friends in The Huntington.

In “What Happened,” Clinton’s account of the 2016 election, Clinton reveals she chose Kaine as her running mate, despite some philosophical differences.

She described Kaine as a Democrat “personally opposed to abortion because of his Catholic faith, but supportive of women’s rights as a matter of law and policy.”

But she was thankful about how hard he worked for her, talking about jobs in key states such as Pennsylvania on their “Stronger Together” campaign bus.

And also, with his wife Anne, how Kaine offered her comfort after her “shocking” defeat.