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A Fall Classic Campaign Trip for Kaine

CLEVELAND, Ohio — There are clear perks to visiting the swing state of Ohio this October. 

While in the Cleveland area to attend campaign events, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine stopped by Progressive Field to take in a portion of Game 2 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Kaine watched the game in a box with Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. 

The Virginia senator said during interviews with Cleveland sports radio stations earlier this month that he would be rooting for the Indians to win the series and that he hoped to attend one of the games. His running mate Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has called her self a longtime Cubs fan.

“I am really excited about the Indians this year because I am an AL Central guy,” he said during a joint interview with Brown on 92.3 The Fan on October 13th. As a native of the Kansas City area, Kaine’s true baseball team is the Royals.

Kaine said in that interview that Brown is one of the other few really big baseball fans in the Senate and that the two of them sit in the back of the room together at Democratic lunches and quiz each other on baseball trivia when they get bored. Kaine calls Brown one of his “best friends in the Senate."

"I’m gonna tell the Clinton campaign that I’m going to do only campaigning in Ohio,” he joked to Brown that day on the radio. “Will try to go to some World Series games with ya.”