Tim Kaine

Age: 54
Party: Democrat
Career Highlights: Governor of Virginia (2006-2010); Chairman of Democratic National Committee (2009-2011); Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2002-2006); Mayor of Richmond (1998-2000)
Education: B.A. in economics from the University of Missouri; J.D. from Harvard Law School
Website: www.kainforva.com
Twitter: @timkaine
Facebook: facebook.com/timkaine
Did You Know? Spent a year in Honduras during law school as a Jesuit missionary.
Hair: Grown-out flat-top
Criticism: He’s been gunning for this Senate seat since he left the Governor’s office in 2010, but his stint at leading Democrats during a disastrous 2010 election season is tainted.
Polling: Allen 44.2, Kaine 48.6 (Real Clear Politics average, 9/11 to 9/18)
Fundraising Total: $10,390,929 (FEC, as of 6/30/12)
Cash on Hand:

Three Great Stories About Kaine:
1. “Missing in Action: Tim Kaine used to be Obama’s heir apparent. Then he was named DNC chair.” by Holly Bailey (Newsweek, October 20, 2009)

2. “Though often overshadowed, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine remains a tireless, loyal messenger” by Philip Rucker (The Washington Post, October 10, 2010)

3. “Who is Timothy M. Kaine?” by Christina Nuckols (Virginian Pilot, October 16, 2005)

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I endorse Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate:

Check out his opponent, George Allen.

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