Monday, November 19, 2012
Campaign advisors talk candidly at VPAP forum at George Mason's Arlington campus.
Remember all those horrible television ads in the Tim Kaine-George Allen race for the U.S. Senate? It turns out not everyone with those campaigns liked them, either. Mo Elleithee, a senior strategist for the Kaine campaign, and Boyd Marcus, a senior political advisor for Allen's Senate bid, agreed Thursday that many of those ads were "total crap." Elleithee said the negative ads paid for by outside groups actually helped Kaine. The two spoke candidly for more than an hour at a Virginia Public Access Project forum at George Mason University's Arlington campus. George Mason political scientist Mark Rozell moderated. The pair — Elleithee is a longtime Democrat, and served as senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2008; …
Friday, November 9, 2012
New Virginia senator says first order of business is to work on good solutions to nation's debt.
Tim Kaine (D), Virginia's newly-elected U.S. Senator, says his first order of business will be to lobby for longterm solutions for the country's fiscal situation. Kaine held a press conference in Richmond on Wednesday, one day after he defeated former Virginia governor and senator George Allen (R) in the general election. Kaine, governor of the state from 2006-10, earned 52 percent of the vote to Allen's 48 on Tuesday. Kaine takes over the seat vacated by Sen. Jim Webb (D), who is retiring after one term. Webb defeated Allen in a similarly close Senate race in 2006. “The key for us in public office is to read the message from the electorate,” Kaine told reporters. “They want cooperative government. They are telling us over and over and …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Two are vying for U.S. Senate seat.
Not wasting any time, the campaign for Tim Kaine, the former Virginia governor running for the U.S. Senate, has released a schedule of debates Kaine has accepted in a race against his Republican opponent George Allen. Allen, the former senator and governor, won Tuesday's GOP primary against three contenders and celebrated his win with his family in Richmond Tuesday night. The general election is Nov. 6. Political experts agree that Virginia will be a battleground state in both the presidential election and the Senate election. “The stakes in this election are extremely high and all Virginians deserve an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on issues of regional, state, and national importance,” said Kaine for Virginia …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Former Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate visited Triangle and Woodbridge.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
From Tim Kaine's campaign: Wednesday, former Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine shared his economic vision in Prince William County with federal contractors and Latino community leaders. While speaking with federal contractors at Group W in Triangle, Kaine expressed the need to level the playing field so small businesses can succeed and compete for federal contracts. He outlined his balanced approach to deficit reduction, which seeks significant cuts while finding new revenues for targeted investments. Participants overwhelmingly agreed with this method. "Budget cuts are not just about math," said Kaine. "They are about judgement. If you balance the budget solely through cuts you will hurt the economy, and Virginia's more than …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Quinnipiac University poll shows that Kaine holds sizable lead among Virginia women.
Democrat Tim Kaine holds a sizable lead among Virginia women in a match-up with Republican George Allen, a new poll out Tuesday morning shows. The poll, by Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CN, shows that 49 percent of women back Kaine while 40 percent back Allen; 48 percent of men backed Allen while 46 percent backed Kaine. "Virginia's U.S. Senate race has been too-close-to-call from the get-go," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a news release. "It remains a squeaker and is likely to remain that way until the November election. An Obama victory in the presidential race would help Kaine, while if the Republican carries the state in November that would help Allen." From March 13-18, …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Virginians more optimistic about direction of country, poll shows
Republican George Allen has taken the lead over likely Democratic rival for U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine, according to a new poll. The two former Virginia governors are expected to face off to succeed retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D) in a highly contested seat this November in a battleground state. According to Tuesday's Roanoke College Poll, Allen is leading Kaine 45 percent to 37 percent. In September, the same college released a poll that said Allen was leading by three points. Allen leads Kaine with male voters by 16 points, while the two tied with women voters. Allen narrowly leads with self-described Independents, whereas Kaine leads with "ideological moderates" by 17 points. "The likely Allen/Kaine race still has many undecided voters, and most…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Former Governor Tim Kaine and Senator Toddy Puller spoke at Unite for Victory Rally in Woodbridge on Saturday.
A group of local grassroots volunteer Democrats gathered at the Daniel Stuart Square offices of Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi to hear former Governor Tim Kaine and Senator Toddy Puller speak during a rally on Saturday. Also attending the rally were Prince William County Board of Supervisors chairman's candidate Babur Lateef and House of Delegates candidate Esteban Garces. Principi said, "Today is an opportunity to re-energize the Democratic Party and inspire our volunteers to make a difference in the quality of life of Woodbridge residents." "We are going to make great strides over the next 17 days," he added. Lateef faces incumbent Corey Stewart, a Republican, and independent John Gray on Nov. 8. Garces faces challenger …