Preparations underway in Springfield for VP nominee Tim Kaine’s visit Wednesday

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. speaks during a campaign rally in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Tim Kaine will be holding a “Get Out and Vote” rally Wednesday at the Clark County Historical Society in Springfield.

With just four days to get ready, the Clark County Historical Society has been working non-stop.

“We were contacted Saturday and it’s been a whirlwind since then getting everything prepared,” CEO of the Clark County Historical Society Roger Sherrock said.

According to Sherrock, part of the preparation for hosting a VP nominee is touring the logistics team around the facility. “Taking some of the secret service and some of the other people involved through the building and showing them some of the nuances,” Sherrock said.  “The screening will have to be set up, the whole area swept.   And then after that, just hope for good weather and a good crowd and a good event.”

Sherrock said Clark County is a swing county within a swing state.  In the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney beat president Obama by just 523 votes in Clark County.

“If you want to be successful, this is a county you need to convince that you’re the right candidate at the right time,” Sherrock said.

Tim Kaine is hoping his ticket will be victorious in the champion city, while Sherrock is just hoping the campaign stop is a win for the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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