RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- We're hearing from Senator Tim Kaine about his disappointment following his failed bid for the vice presidency.

Kaine said he was happy to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. He also says he's proud they won Virginia on election night, and that the Clinton campaign went on to win the popular vote.

"I felt very proud of Hillary that she won the popular vote, she'll end up winning the popular vote by maybe more than 2 million votes," Kaine said. "But people wanted something different, and voters are entitled... they get to choose who they want and we'll see how it goes."

Kaine also says his work in the Senate is even more important now because of the Democratic minority. Last week the 58-year-old told The Associated Press he had no interest in a 2020 presidential run and instead wants to serve in the upper chamber for as long as he's healthy and the voters of Virginia -- and his wife -- allow him.