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Anne Holton, Tim Kaine's wife, stumps for Hillary Clinton in Atlanta


Anne Holton, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, urged Georgia voters Wednesday to continue to fight and move the state into the win column along with her home state of Virginia.

Holton, a former Virginia secretary of education, spoke to a group of about 100 women at a phone banking event at Amelie's French Bakery in downtown Atlanta.

"You’re putting Georgia into the heart of the map," Holton said. "You all are joining us there. It’s an exciting place to be but it’s a weighty place to be because your work really, really matters."

Virginia had voted Republican in presidential elections for a generation before backing then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012. Polls show Hillary Clinton with about a 4-point lead in Virginia this year.

Earlier in the day, Holton revved up about 30 college students at Clinton's campaign headquarters.

She told the story of how Clinton approached her campaign's bus driver after seeing her FaceTime her children. For the next few minutes, Clinton chatted with her about family and faith. Holton said it left an indelible mark.

"She's a listener. She's a doer," Holton said. "And she wants for everybody's children what she had for hers."

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