from AP Photo/David Goldman

from AP Photo/David Goldman

As we finally approach the general election in November, The Roar will keep you up to date on major events in the Presidential Election that happened over the last week. Each week, Rachel and Rachel will each report on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s major campaign speeches and announcements.

by Rachel Lamb, executive editor

After the first presidential debate, Clinton received a bump in the polls, claiming leads in many swing states and pulling further ahead of Trump in general election polls.  Additionally, during this past week, Clinton campaigned in the battleground state of Ohio.

This week was the first and only vice-presidential debate between Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.  Tim Kaine has served as a mayor, Lt. Governor, and Governor of Virginia; he began his career as a civil rights lawyer.  During the debate, Kaine attacked Pence on Trump’s message and actions including his failure to release his tax returns.  While pundits agreed Pence looked calmer and more collected than Kaine during much of the debate, Pence directly denied actions he and Trump had made in the past.  It is doubtful that their performance will greatly impact the polls.

“If you want to have a society where people are respected and respect laws, you can’t have somebody at the top who demeans everyone he talks about, and I can’t believe that Governor Pence will defend the insult-driven campaign that Donald Trump has run.”

by Rachel Swartz, staff reporter

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine debated Monday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

After the candidates concluded their talk, several said Pence won the 90 minute discussion. Many have stated that Pence “conveyed the Trump ticket’s vision for the future.”

The Republican Governor went straight to the points in economics, the Iran nuclear deal, and concerns with Russia. Kain kept blaming Donald Trump and interrupted Pence 72 times during the debate.

“[Tim Kaine]’s a very fitting running mate for Hillary Clinton because in the wake of a season when families are struggling in this economy…Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want more of the same. It really is remarkable that they actually are advocating for $1 trillion in tax increases, more regulation, more of the same war on coal, and more of the same Obamacare that even now former president Bill Clinton calls a crazy plan.”