Donald Trump often boasts that he would be the "greatest jobs" president ever elected -- an idea that's been echoed throughout the Republican National Convention.
The past 35 years has seen swings in job growth. Republican presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan, saw multiple periods of job losses. But the largest single-month gain also appeared during Reagan’s term, with more than a thousand jobs added in September of 1983.
The largest decline started during Great Recession in the final years of George W. Bush and carried into the first term of President Barack Obama.
By Friday, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine might well be on a Florida stage with Hillary Clinton as her newly announced running mate.
But for now, he is across the country in California, raising money for his own political action committee. This long-scheduled trip has only attracted greater interest given his status as one of the top potential choices to complete the Democratic ticket as Clinton's pick for vice president.
"The attention has generated more than you might expect for a Virginia senator in California," said one donor who co-hosted a fundraiser for Kaine, granted anonymity to freely discuss the closed-door event.
Jul. 19, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
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Donald Trump Jr., giving New York's delegates to his father and sealing the elder Trump's status as the party nominee
Donald J. Trump, the New York real estate tycoon and reality TV star, captured the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, ushering him into an uphill fall campaign against the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s victory on the first roll call ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland completed his conquest of the GOP and capped what seemed an impossibly long shot when he launched his campaign a little over a year ago from his headquarters in a Manhattan high-rise.
Trump topped a field of 17 candidates, including many with far longer political resumes and considerably more polish, and weathered innumerable controversies to win the nomination on his first run for elected office. As recently as 2011, Trump was not even a registered Republican.