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Tim Kaine Still Has the Prestigious MC Hammer Endorsement

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 28: MC Hammer perfprms onstage at the Tailgate Party during Day 2 of the IEBA 2014 Conference on September 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for IEBA)

Before he got the endorsement from Pusha T and all the obvious Kaine/Caine jokes came floating about, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine had that co-sign from MC Hammer. In April 2013, Pusha T was busy prepping his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name. He wasn’t hanging with Kaine at a Capitals game. MC Hammer was.

Pusha T’s endorsement of his home state senator is far more noteworthy because his Kaine raps (heh) are far closer to the zeitgeist than “2 Legit 2 Quit.” This past weekend, the G.O.O.D. Music president introduced Kaine at a Miami rally. “Let our family and friends know: We’re trying to make a change,” he said before repeating the Clinton/Kaine slogan, “Stronger Together.”

#PUSHAT introduces @timkaine in Liberty City, Florida 💥🌤

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#PUSHAT introduces @timkaine in Liberty City, Florida (part 2)🌤

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But Kaine never forgets his A1 Day Ones. Kaine took some time out of his heated campaign trial to spend time with MC Hammer.

We “must be diligent & vigorous in our pursuit,” advises MC Hammer before plugging 360 Wise, a social media marketing organization for which he serves as the head of the board of directors. Clinton has Katy Perry; Kaine has Pusha T and MC Hammer. In 2016, it’s the closest thing we’ll get to Bill’s saxophone.