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Kaine tops Allen in heavyweight Senate race

Democrat Tim Kaine surged to victory over Republican George Allen in one of the most-watched U.S. Senate races in the 2012 cycle.


Kaine projected winner in Virginia Senate race

Sen. Patty Murray, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, released the following statement congratulating Tim Kaine on his election night victory in Virginia:


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Allen makes late-game coal push

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.


Kaine pushes jobs, common ground in new ads

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.


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Chris Graham: Strangely quiet Virginia Senate race

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.


DSCC poll: Kaine leads Senate race by four

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.


Kaine, Allen duel on economy in TV spots

Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen have taken to the airwaves thsi week with a pair of ads hitting economic issues.


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Unions unveil new TV ad blasting Allen on health care

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.


Poll: Kaine up seven in Senate race

The latest Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters backs a run of recent polls that show Democrat Tim Kaine surging into the lead in what has been a tight U.S. Senate race with Republican George Allen.


Kaine, Allen reach out to voters with new TV spots

Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine is on the air Monday with a new TV spot touting his work with former governor and current U.S. Sen. Mark Warner to move Virginia forward. Repubilcan rival George Allen is also on the air with a new spot that asks the question, Will you still have a job if Washington fails to do its job?


Money race: Kaine outraises Allen in third quarter

The Tim Kaine Senate campaign won the money race in the third quarter of 2012, taking in $4.5 million in donations to outpace the George Allen campaign, which raised $3.47 million.


Kaine announces $3M in additional ad buys

An additional $3 million in TV, radio, print and online ad buys will push the total marketing commitment of the Tim Kaine Senate campaign to $7.5 million. The Kaine campaign announced the additional buys Tuesday and attributed the extra money in the budget to substantial growth in its donor base. The campaign has now received donations from more than 40,000 individuals, with more than 10,000 of those donors contributing money to the campaign for the first time in the past six weeks.


Kaine ad targets senior vote

A new TV ad from the Tim Kaine Senate campaign aims to reaffirm the Democratic Party nominee’s commitment to strengthening programs that ensure a healthy and secure retirement for Virginia seniors, including Social Security and Medicare.


Allen TV ad hits Kaine on debunked tax claim

The George Allen Senate campaign is on the air with a new TV spot that raises a debunked claim that rival Tim Kaine is open to a tax increase. “As Virginia faces over 200,000 jobs lost under the failed Washington deal Tim Kaine supported, his answer once again is to raise taxes on small business owners,” said Mike Thomas, campaign manager for George Allen for U.S. Senate, pushing the new Allen TV spot, titled “Accountable,” which riffs off a Kaine statement at a Sept. 20 Senate debate.


Analysis: Kaine misstep on taxes?

Just when you thought that Tim Kaine had opened up a commanding lead in the Virginia U.S. Senate race … “I would be open to a proposal that would have some minimum tax level for everyone.” That was Kaine’s answer to a question from David Gregory at Thursday’s Senate debate on the topic of the week in American politics.


Kaine surge? Two polls give Democrat biggest lead of campaign cycle

Two new polls of Virginia voters give Democrat Tim Kaine the biggest lead of the 2012 campaign cycle over Republican rival George Allen. A Fox News poll released on Wednesday has Kaine at 47 percent and Allen at 43 percent. A CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday, meanwhile, has Kaine at 51 percent and Allen at 43 percent.


Kaine TV ads play up bipartisanship

A pair of TV ads from the Tim Kaine Senate campaign put the spotlight on the former Democratic governor’s efforts to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans to break legislative gridlock.


Dueling TV ads mark busy media day in Senate race

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen each released new TV commercials on Wednesday, and their campaigns, predictably, used the occasions to take swipes at each other.


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Kaine talks retirement security, clean energy jobs

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine held events in Northern Virginia to discuss his strategies for guaranteeing a secure retirement for seniors and positioning Virginia and the United States to be leaders in the clean energy economy.


Kaine addresses Democratic National Convention

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.


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Kaine talks economy, jobs in Hampton Roads

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine visited the Portsmouth campus of Tidewater Community College in Hampton Roads


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Tim Kaine launches first Senate TV ad

Tim Kaine today unveiled the first television ad of his U.S. Senate campaign


Big Money impacting 2012 Virginia Senate campaign

Tim Kaine has made a noteworthy Top 10 list. The Democratic Senate nominee is #3 on a list compiled by MapLight tracking spending by super PACs


Tim Kaine talks defense in Fairfax

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine held a roundtable discussion with defense contractors on Friday in Fairfax County to discuss his strategies to strengthen the economy, responsibly address the federal budget deficit, and avoid the looming sequestration cuts


Senate Notebook: On the defensive, and on the attack

The Tim Kaine Senate campaign brought attention to a statement released Tuesday in which George Allen’s campaign levels a debunked charge that Kaine supports a $700 billion cut to Medicare