Tag: tim kaine george allen

Senate candidates react to debt-ceiling compromise

Congress has reached an apparent compromise on a measure that will raise the federal debt ceiling, likely averting a fiscal crisis that had been feared if the U.S. government would have risked defaulting on its loan obligations. The reactions of the three top candidates for the U.S. Senate seat representing Virginia up for grabs in […]

Kaine: ‘It’s time this Congress took its responsibility seriously’

Tim Kaine issued the following statement in response to ongoing gridlock over debt ceiling negotiations and new reports that Virginia is increasingly vulnerable to a credit downgrade as a result of the stalemate in Washington: “For months, Congress has engaged in irresponsible political maneuvering by using the debt ceiling deadline and our economic stability as […]

Poll: Kaine has slight lead in Senate race

A new Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters gives Tim Kaine a slight lead over George Allen in their megawatt race for the U.S. Senate. The PPP poll has Kaine, a Democrat, ahead of Republican Allen by a 46 percent-to-43 percent margin. The two former governors are the presumptive frontrunners for their respective parties’ […]

Kaine, Allen talk debt ceiling

George Allen sees the debt-ceiling issue as “leverage” for Republicans heading into the 2012 elections. Tim Kaine has raised issue with Allen on that stance, and on Friday Kaine offered a statement of support for Senate Democrats for their 51-46 party-line vote rejecting the so-called “Cut, Cap and Balance” plan that passed the Republican House […]

Kaine campaign announces staff additions

Today, Gov. Tim Kaine announced the second wave of key appointments to his campaign team for U.S. Senator from Virginia. “I’m proud to announce that Mike Henry will be joining our team as campaign manager. His expertise when it comes to Virginia is unmatched. I look forward to seeing the campaign benefit from Mike’s extraordinary […]

Kaine campaign announces second-quarter money numbers

Kaine for Virginia will file its quarter ending financial report showing that, since the campaign started on April 5, more than 4,600 supporters have contributed approximately $2.25 million to help Tim Kaine be Virginia’s next senator. More detailed information will be available when the campaign files its report on July 15. Brandi Hoffine, campaign press […]

Kaine: Washington can learn from the Virginia lesson

Democrat Tim Kaine is in a dead heat in his 2012 U.S. Senate race with Republican George Allen. This qualifies as good news for Kaine given his run of close political races. “I’ve never seen myself tied in a poll until about seven days before an election, so for me, it’s like, Wow, this is […]