Democrat Tim Kaine is the winner of the hotly contested Senate race in Virginia, CBS News projects. Kaine, a former governor, faced another former governor and former senator, Republican George Allen. Allen lost this Senate seat in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who chose not to run for reelection.Read more
Crossroads GPS has two new ads running in Virginia focused on Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine's liberal record. In one ad, the conservative super PAC knocks Kaine for supporting the budget sequestration plan, increasing government spending, and "higher taxes on middle class families"--tying all of these positions to Barack Obama, too. Watch the ad below:Read more
In remarks today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden got the name of the Virginia Democratic Senate candidate wrong:Read more
Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia is touting his tax plan as a "compromise" between both sides of the aisle. Rather than extend the current tax rates for everyone, which Republicans support, or let some of those cuts expire and raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year, which Democrats support, Kaine proposes letting the tax cuts expire on income over $500,000.
"There's no theology or magic to that number," Kaine told a crowd of 40 at an event in Northern Virginia Wednesday morning. "But it's a number that is a compromise."Read more
Speaking to reporters following his second televised debate against Republican George Allen Monday night, Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia was asked if he would vote for Harry Reid, currently the majority leader, for the Democrats' top position in the U.S. Senate. Kaine refused to answer the question.
As Tim Kaine opens up a small lead in the race for the open Senate seat in Virginia, both the former Democratic governor and his Republican opponent, former governor and senator George Allen, face off in their second debate Monday night in Richmond. Both candidates' latest TV advertisements may hint at the different strategies going into the debate and the final weeks of the campaign in what still remains a toss-up race in an important swing state.Read more
Democrats had one overarching message at a rally Friday: Barack Obama is for free contraception and abortion rights, and Mitt Romney isn’t.
Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said that he's open to having a "minimum tax level for everyone":
"I would be open to a proposal to have some minimum tax level for everyone," said Kaine today at a Senate debate between himself and his opponent, Republican George Allen.Read more
Republican Senate candidate George Allen has a new TV ad telling Virginia voters that the cuts coming to the Defense Department as a result of the budget sequestration will be "devastating" to the Old Dominion and its economy. Watch the ad below:Read more
On Tuesday, George Allen, the former governor of Virginia, won the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat he once held. Allen won 65 percent of the vote, running far ahead of his closest challenger, Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke. Calling himself the "common sense conservative nominee of the Republican party," Allen spoke to a small crowd of supporters at the Westin hotel in Richmond's West End.
Governor Bob McDonnell heaped praise Monday on George Allen as the two campaigned together the day before Tuesday’s GOP primary. “This is a man who was, I believe, the greatest reform governor of the modern era in Virginia,” said McDonnell alongside Allen to a crowd of Republicans gathered at Prototype Productions Incorporated, a small business just north of Dulles International Airport, touting the latter’s own record as governor on jobs and innovation.
New York Times: "Obama Tries to Ease Ire on Contraception Rule"
Washington Post: "Tim Kaine splits with Obama on birth control rule for religious groups"Read more
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