Kaine’s wife campaigning in Council Bluffs: ‘We’re making history’

October 10, 2016 GMT

Anne Holton, the wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, was on the campaign trail in Council Bluffs on Sunday, hoping to help push the swing state blue for the Clinton campaign.

Holton visited the Pottawattamie County Democratic Party’s office, where she discussed her husband’s goals, thanked Democratic Party supporters and encouraged them in the final push for the Oval Office.

Holton encouraged supporters to increase the vote by knocking on doors and calling people “because that’s what people listen to, not the radio and ad noise.”

Council Bluffs voters have seen plenty of local demonstrations from candidates for president. On Saturday, a Trump rally featured a mock jail with a woman wearing a Hillary Clinton mask inside.


Holton said her husband is honored to be on a presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton.

“He is excited to be a strong man supporting a strong woman,” she said. Holton quoted her husband in saying, “We’re making history, and that is never easy.”

Her appearance occurred before the Sunday evening presidential debate, and Holton told those assembled she was confident that Hillary Clinton “has got this.”

“I have total confidence in our candidate, and she’s going to hit it out of the park and then we’ll be done with this,” said Holton.

Among the local supporters in attendance were Iowa State Rep. Charlie McConkey, D-Council Bluffs, and Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal.

After her stop in Council Bluffs, Holton visited Sioux City. She said she planned to watch the presidential debate with friends in Des Moines.