Tim Kaine
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"Timothy Michael" ""Tim"" "Kaine" is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senate/United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Kaine is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Kaine began his career as a clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit before entering private practice and becoming a lecturer at the University of Richmond School of Law. Kaine was first elected to public office in 1995, when he won a seat on the Richmond, Virginia City Council. He was then elected Mayor of Richmond, Virginia in 1998, serving in that position until being elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2002.

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I think he realizes that if he has to stand up and (answer) that, folks aren't going to like the answers he gives.

It wasn't close a few months ago.

We spend at least $5 for remedial education right now for every dollar we put in early childhood education. All the studies on early childhood education show this is going to pay for itself.

We can't just tax and pave our way out of traffic. I'll give your community more power to stop out-of-control development that increases traffic.

Often, money is taken out of that fund for other projects. I'll make sure that stops.

I am focusing on things where we can build on this management tradition that we have, advance smart priorities and do so in ways that save us money on the back end.

I was the legal counsel in the effort to amend the Virginia Constitution to give Virginians the right to hunt and fish constitutionally, and we are one of the few states in the country to protect that right.

God grants life, and God should take it away. [Do] horrible, heinous things deserve incredible punishment? You bet.

I feel the momentum is going the right way. Virginians have been happy with what Mark and I have done. They don't want to do a U-turn and that's really helping me.