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  Kaine, Tim
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<-  2019-01-28  
 
NameTim Kaine
Address1515 Confederate Ave
Richmond, Virginia , United States
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Born February 26, 1958 (62 years)
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Nov 30, 2019 11:29am
Tags Caucasian - Irish - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Labor - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoTim grew up working in his father’s ironworking shop in Kansas City. His parents taught him the value of hard work and showed him how small businesses and technical skills strengthen this country every day. After graduating from the University of Missouri, Tim started his public service career by running a technical school founded by Jesuit missionaries in Honduras. He trained teenagers to become carpenters and welders, equipping them with skills to lift up themselves and their communities. As Tim says, his work in Honduras was “a North Star” that led to his commitment to advance job opportunities for everyone. His time there reinforced three core values that are still a central part of his life today: “Fè, familia, y trabajo” – “Faith, family, and work.”

Family Life
Family Life
Tim met Virginian Anne Holton at Harvard Law School and they married in 1984 in the same church in Richmond they attend to this day. They have three adult children. Anne, a former legal aid lawyer and juvenile court judge, served as Virginia Secretary of Education from 2014 until 2016. Before that, Anne ran Great Expectations, a program that offers tutoring, career coaching, and other services to help young adults aging out of foster care and attending Virginia community colleges transition to successful, independent adulthood. She now serves as the Interim President of George Mason University – Tim calls her the best public servant he knows. Anne’s father Linwood Holton, a former Republican Governor of Virginia, was critical to integrating Virginia’s public schools, putting the Commonwealth on the path to progress we see today.

Early Career
Early Career
After law school, Tim practiced law in Richmond for 17 years, specializing in the representation of people who had been denied housing due to their race, disability, or family status. In 1998, Tim helped win one of the largest civil rights jury verdicts ever in a case involving discrimination against minority neighborhoods by an insurance company. He also began teaching law part-time at the University of Richmond in 1987.

Elected Office
Elected Office
Tim was first elected to office in 1994, serving as a city council member and four years later, Mayor of Richmond. When he was first elected to City Council in Richmond, the city had one of the highest homicide rates in America, and he worked with law enforcement and the community to find solutions that brought down the rate of violent crime. He became Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2002 and was inaugurated as Virginia’s 70th Governor in 2006. While serving as Governor, Tim improved the education and health care systems, and by the end of his term, leading publications ranked Virginia the best state to raise a child and the best state for business. He visited a school in every county and city in the Commonwealth and helped Virginia make it through the worst recession since the Great Depression. He also responded to the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech by strengthening Virginia’s background check system and pushing his legislature to do more to make communities safer.

In the Senate
In the Senate
Tim was elected to the Senate in 2012 as a can-do optimist skilled in bringing people together across old lines of party, race, or region.

Tim has spent his time in the Senate focused on improving the lives of Virginians. He has made boosting job opportunities for everyone a top priority. As co-chair of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, Tim focuses on expanding access to job-training programs to ensure that students of all ages are prepared with the skills they need for the jobs of the modern economy. Tim has helped lead efforts in the Senate to reduce unemployment for military families and veterans.

As a member of the Armed Services Committee, a Senator from one of the states most closely connected to the military, and the father of a Marine, Tim is focused on crafting smart defense strategy and reducing the risk of unnecessary war. He works to ensure that the military has the resources it needs to keep the country safe and that servicemembers and veterans receive the benefits and care they have earned. He has also been the leading voice against Presidents starting wars without a vote by Congress.

Tim believes that health care is a right, not something reserved just for those who can afford it, and has consistently pushed for reforms to expand access to quality care. This includes legislation to give Americans more options for affordable health insurance and to combat the opioid abuse epidemic.

Tim serves on Senate Committees where he is able to work on those priorities every day for Virginians: the Armed Services; Budget; Foreign Relations; and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees. He is Ranking Member of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/21/2018-06/25/2018 Quinnipiac University 55.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 4.0)
09/14/2017-09/18/2017 Quinnipiac University 55.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
08/03/2017-08/08/2017 Quinnipiac University 54.00% ( 2.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
06/15/2017-06/20/2017 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 6.0) 38.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
04/06/2017-04/10/2017 Quinnipiac University 58.00% ( 1.0) 34.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 50.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
02/10/2017-02/15/2017 Quinnipiac University 57.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
09/09/2016-09/11/2016 Public Policy Polling 50.00% ( 7.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 13.00% ( 9.0)
06/13/2016-06/15/2016 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 5.0) 22.00% ( 5.0)
07/11/2013-07/14/2013 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 3.0) 40.00% ( 1.0) 17.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
06/21/2018-06/25/2018 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 6.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 16.00% ( 8.0)
05/20/2018-05/30/2018 Roanoke College 44.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)
02/05/2018-02/28/2018 Christopher Newport University 53.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
04/06/2017-04/10/2017 Quinnipiac University 57.00% ( 1.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
02/10/2017-02/15/2017 Quinnipiac University 58.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/22/2012-10/26/2012 Abt SRBI 57.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
10/15/2012-10/18/2012 Garin-Hart-Yang Research (D) 41.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
10/15/2012-10/16/2012 Public Policy Polling 49.00% ( 4.0) 42.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
08/16/2012-08/19/2012 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 11, 2013 03:00pm News Senator Tim Kaine Delivers Immigration Reform Speech In Spanish On Senate Floor  Article Scott³ 
Sep 26, 2010 06:00pm Editorial Tim Kaine's GOP cannibal quip: Unfair to the Donners  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 02, 2010 10:00am General [DNC Chairman Tim Kaine:] The Anti-Michael Steele  Article Monsieur 
Apr 24, 2007 02:00pm News Va. gov. looking at gun-buyer loophole  Article The Sunset Provision 
Feb 16, 2007 12:35pm News Kaine Grinning His Way to a Legacy  Article The Sunset Provision 
Feb 15, 2007 09:55am News Virginia governor to endorse Obama  Article The Sunset Provision 

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FAMILY
Wife Anne Holton 00, 0000-
Father In-Law A. Linwood Holton Jr. 1923-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/11/2024 VA US Senate - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 VA US Senate Won 57.00% (+16.00%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.00% (-48.19%)
  11/08/2016 US Vice President Lost 42.19% (-14.50%)
  07/22/2016 US Vice President - D Selection Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Armed Services Committee Seat 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 VA US Senate Won 52.87% (+5.91%)
  11/06/2012 Budget Committee Seat 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2009 DNC Party Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/22/2008 US Vice President - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/08/2005 VA Governor Won 51.72% (+5.73%)
  01/03/2002 Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2001 VA Lt. Governor Won 50.35% (+2.29%)
  06/12/2001 VA Lt. Governor - D Primary Won 39.66% (+8.21%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/11/2020 US Vice President - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  08/11/2020 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-51.46%)
ENDORSEMENTS
VA Q1 Redistricting Commission - Nov 03, 2020 YES Yes
TN US Senate - D Primary - Aug 06, 2020 D James Mackler
VA US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Joe Biden
US Secretary of Energy - Dec 02, 2019 R Dan Brouillette
VA State House 091 - D Primary - Jun 11, 2019 D Martha Mugler
Kansas City Mayor - Primary - Apr 02, 2019 N Stephen "Steve" Miller
MA District 03 - D Primary - Sep 04, 2018 D Rufus Gifford
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
Seventh Circuit Court Judge - Oct 31, 2017 R Amy Coney Barrett
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 R Callista Gingrich
VA Governor - D Primary - Jun 13, 2017 D Ralph S. Northam
US Secretary of the Interior - Mar 01, 2017 R Ryan Zinke
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 R Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
VA District 04 - D Primary - Jun 14, 2016 D A. Donald McEachin
VA US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Feb 09, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
VA Democratic Party Chairman - Dec 04, 2010 D Brian J. Moran
VA District 11 - D Primary - Jun 10, 2008 D Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly
VA US President - D Primary - Feb 12, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
VA Constitutional Amendment - Ban on Same-Sex Marriage/Civil Unions - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 I Joe Lieberman