Thursday, January 3, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden swore in the former Virginia Governor as a U.S. Senator Thursday in Washington.
Tim Kaine took the oath of office Thursday at the Capitol, starting his term as U.S. Senator. Kaine, 54, was Virginia's governor from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, he was Virginia's lieutenant governor and mayor of Richmond. For more on Kaine's vision for Virginia and the United States, and what he hopes to accomplish in his first term as U.S. Senator, see these Patch stories: Sen.-Elect Tim Kaine Receives Committee Assignments (December 2012) Allen Concedes; Kaine Wins Senate Race in Virginia (November 2012) Tim Kaine Takes Your Questions (October 2012) What do you hope Kaine accomplishes in his first term?
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Soon-to-be Senator will serve on three committees important to Northern Virginia.
Senator-elect Tim Kaine, who will be sworn into office Jan. 3, will serve on three Senate committees important to Northern Virginia. His office announced he will serve on the following committees: Kaine had asked to join Armed Services, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Foreign Relations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship — in that order, according to a recent blog post on The Washington Post Web site. "I am excited to tackle these meaningful committee assignments," Kaine said in a news release. "Because of Virginia's deep connections to the military, through active duty personnel, veterans, military families and the private sector, Virginia needs a strong voice on the Armed Services committee as Congress makes decisions …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Democratic US Senate candidate outraised Republican George Allen nearly fivefold at most recent count.
The U.S. Senate race between Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) is neck-and-neck both in the polls and in campaign funds raised from Virginia residents. During the most recent filing period, which ran from May 24 to June 30, Kaine raised $667,000 in donations of $200 or more from Virginians, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which compiles its data from OpenSecrets.org. Allen raised less, with $409,000, according to the data. In overall fundraising, Kaine is hanging onto a narrow lead with $3.6 million compared to Allen’s $3.5 million in Virginia, in donations of $200 or more from Virginians. In Reston, Kaine outraised Allen during the filing period. Residents donated $55,322 to Kaine’s campaign and $10,900 to Allen’s. …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
McLean, Arlington and Alexandria ZIP codes among biggest donors; Allen's latest donation figures not yet released.
The Virginia Senate race, often touted by some political analysts as one of the most expensive in the country, is living up to its reputation. The Senate campaign for the Democratic nominee, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, raised $3 million from April 1-June 30, the campaign reported. Kaine faces former senator and former Gov. George Allen (R) on the ballot in November. More than 70 percent of the $3 million came from donors who gave less than $200, the Kaine campaign noted in its press release. In all, the campaign has raised $10.4 million from 27,000 donors, has $2.7 million on hand and has spent $3.5 million on fall advertising. The latest figures from the Federal Election Commission show that the Allen campaign has raised $6,888,769 as…