Democrat Tim Kaine surged to victory over Republican George Allen in one of the most-watched U.S. Senate races in the 2012 cycle.
Sen. Patty Murray, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, released the following statement congratulating Tim Kaine on his election night victory in Virginia:
More than a year of buildup to what had seemed to be an inevitable Barack Obama re-election was washed away in 90 minutes in Denver on Oct. 3. If not for that one night of lethargy from the president, we’d never have come across the term “Ro-mentum,” likely not had to endure 90 minutes of guffaws from Joe Biden a few nights later – and few would have cared that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to focus on his job instead of presidential politiics at the worst of Hurricane Sandy.
The George Allen Senate campaign is on the air Thursday with a new TV ad attacking Tim Kaine on coal. The spot, titled “Pie Chart,” highlights a 2009 speech in which Kaine explained his commitment to make coal a smaller part of our nation’s energy resources.
In two new ads released on Wednesday, Democratic Party Senate nominee Tim Kaine presented Virginia voters with his closing argument – sharing his economic priorities, his commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia, his record of finding common ground in Richmond, and his committment to doing the same in Washington.
Other than the occasional report on polls that of late have put Tim Kaine in the lead over George Allen, it’s been strangely quiet on the campaign trail in the Virginia Senate race. Think about it. Battleground state, two former governors, both of whom have been talked about at one time or another as possible future players on the national stage, locked in what has been a neck-and-neck race for 18 months, and … nothing.
A new Virginia Senate poll conducted for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee shows Democratic nominee Tim Kaine leading Republican opponent George Allen by four points.
Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen have taken to the airwaves thsi week with a pair of ads hitting economic issues.
Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) launched a new television ad in the Washington, D.C., media market hitting Republican Senate nominee George Allen’s record on health care.