Musician Dave Matthews joins Tim Kaine at political rally in Denver Monday

Posted at 7:24 AM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 23:50:00-04

DENVER – At least 1,000 people showed up to watch Dave Matthews perform at Monday's afternoon rally with vice presidential candidate, Tim Kaine.

The concert and political rally kicked off around 1:30 p.m. at the National Western Complex, located at 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver.

Senator Tim Kaine, went right after Trump, telling the crowd Trump doesn't respect women.  He also criticized Trump for chalking his behavior on the Access Hollywood leaked tape up to "locker room" talk.

"It's insulting to women, it's insulting to men, to say that's just an attitude," Kaine said.  "No men, are not that way, real men are not that way, Donald Trump's wrong about that."

The Virginia Senator spoke about last night's Presidential Debate in St. Louis, pointing out Hillary Clinton's temperament, experience and heart, all qualities he said she would bring to the presidency. 

"This is an election about America looking in the mirror," Kaine told the crowd.

Dave Matthews played five songs and only occasionally touched on politics telling the crowd he's an immigrant and, "it would be good if we included a little spending on peace, on feeding people."

Both Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Senator Michael Bennett spoke before Matthews set.  Bennett told the crowd Hillary Clinton has a plan whereas Donald Trump is out of touch. 

Kaine’s campaign team said the aim of the rally is to get Colorado voters registered, as it is now one week before ballots are mailed.

Kaine’s rally is the latest in a flurry of campaign stops by candidates on either side. Republican Donald Trump and Libertarian Gary Johnson both campaigned in Colorado last week.

Hillary Clinton, whom Kaine shares a ticket with, has jumped back out to double-digit leads in the two most recent Colorado polls released last week.

Clinton announced Monday she will campaign in Pueblo on Wednesday.


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