Saturday, December 15, 2012
Soon-to-be Senator will serve on three committees important to Northern Virginia.
Senator-elect Tim Kaine, who will be sworn into office Jan. 3, will serve on three Senate committees important to Northern Virginia. His office announced he will serve on the following committees: Kaine had asked to join Armed Services, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Foreign Relations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship — in that order, according to a recent blog post on The Washington Post Web site. "I am excited to tackle these meaningful committee assignments," Kaine said in a news release. "Because of Virginia's deep connections to the military, through active duty personnel, veterans, military families and the private sector, Virginia needs a strong voice on the Armed Services committee as Congress makes decisions …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Making the choice in the Allen vs. Kaine senate race.
Friday, November 2, 2012
We highlight issues including environmental and climate science that others tend to ignore. The records and goals of Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen provide a clear choice. 1. ENERGY Allen: Opposes most “green energy” initiatives Supports offshore drilling, which would seriously threaten: - Virginia’s robust coastal economy, tourism and natural resources. - the largest military seaport in the world—Norfolk and the entire Hampton Roads metro area - other federal security and scientific operations Kaine: First Va. Governor to establish a state energy plan. The plan calls for use of all Virginia energy sources -- coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear, hydropower, biodiesel, wind and solar; would reduce Virginia’s rate of growth in …
Friday, September 14, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate talked about small business, the economy and more Friday during a visit to Herndon.
Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, held a women's roundtable discussion today in Herndon at Zarca Interactive. Zarca Interactive creates online survey software to help clients collect feedback and data. Kaine's discussion focused on the economy, small business, healthcare, insurance and education. During the discussion, Kaine, a Democrat, said legislators should focus on issues they agree on and can engage each other in, rather than disagreeing and going in circles. "We don't need more wedge issues," he said. One of the things Kaine said he'd like to focus on, if elected senator, is cultivating and keeping a talented workforce in Virginia. One attendee said she hoped that more could be done to…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate tours Herndon's Fibertek, meets with company employees in town hall gathering
Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine touched on talent and other changes he believes will spark the national economy during a Tuesday afternoon tour of Fibertek, a company that specializes in lasers and electro-optical systems for military and aerospace use. In a town hall meeting with employees Tuesday afternoon, he told the crowd he had both good and bad news about the economy. The good: When Kaine was born, Virginia was in 32nd place in per capita income, and the state is now ranked seventh nationally. The upward mobility began when Virginia decided to be a state that would invest in talent, Kaine said. To prove his point, Kaine, who hosted a town hall meeting at the technology company Tuesday afternoon, asked …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Anne Holton, the wife of Tim Kaine, spent some time in downtown Herndon on Tuesday talking with small business owners and campaigning on behalf of her husband, who is running for U.S. Senate.
Virginia's former First Lady, Anne Holton, spent some time in downtown Herndon on Tuesday, talking to small business owners and campaigning on behalf of her husband, Tim Kaine. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, is running for U.S. Senate against George Allen, who has also served as a Virginia governor. Holton stopped at Griffin-Owens Insurance, The Closet, Great Harvest, Maude, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern and O'Sullivan's Irish Pub. After her tour she met with local business and community leaders at Ice House Cafe, to speak to them about Kaine's strategies to create jobs and spur long-term economic growth. "Tim was not governor during the easiest times," said Holton. "He served as governor during the worst national recession since the Great…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Two are vying for U.S. Senate seat.
Not wasting any time, the campaign for Tim Kaine, the former Virginia governor running for the U.S. Senate, has released a schedule of debates Kaine has accepted in a race against his Republican opponent George Allen. Allen, the former senator and governor, won Tuesday's GOP primary against three contenders and celebrated his win with his family in Richmond Tuesday night. The general election is Nov. 6. Political experts agree that Virginia will be a battleground state in both the presidential election and the Senate election. “The stakes in this election are extremely high and all Virginians deserve an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on issues of regional, state, and national importance,” said Kaine for Virginia …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Herndon voters choose Perkins and Allen.
Turnout in Virginia's GOP and Democratic primary elections yesterday was low, with the voter turnout ranging from about 2 pecent to 5 percent for the Republican primary held in the Herndon area. Chris S. Perkins won Tuesday's Republican Party Primary for the 11th congressional district over Herndon's Ken Vaughn. Perkins took about 60 percent of the vote overall among those who voted in the Republican primary. Vaughn took three precincts just outside of Herndon. "I know my words sound almost contrived, but I'm feeling so humble right now," Perkins said as he greeted a house full of well-wishers Tuesday night. "Because all of these people put their faith in me." He thanked his wife Petra for her contributions to the campaign. Perkins will …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
People are trickling into the voting booth for today's primary election.
It's been a slow day at the polls in Herndon for today's GOP primary election, even with Herndon resident Ken Vaughn on the ballot. Voters have been trickling in to cast their ballot. As of 2 p.m. 26 people had voted in Herndon's Sugarland Precinct at Herndon High School, while 49 people have voted at Herndon Precinct 3 at Herndon Middle School. In the Senate Republican Party Primary, voters across the state are choosing among George F. Allen, Jamie L. Radtke, R.G. "Bob" Marshall and E.W. Jackson. The winner will run against Democrat Tim Kaine. In a Republican Party Primary in the 11th congressional district, voters are choosing between Chris S. Perkins and Vaughn of Herndon. The winner of the primary will face Democratic Congressman …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Republican primaries set for U.S. Senate race and 11th congressional district, Democratic primaries set for 8th congressional district.
Northern Virginians head to the polls on Tuesday, June 12 to vote in Republican primaries for the U.S. Senate race in Virginia and the 11th congressional district. Republican Primary - Senate In the Senate Republican Party Primary, voters across the state will choose among George F. Allen, Jamie L. Radtke, R.G. "Bob" Marshall and E.W. Jackson. The winner will run against Democrat Tim Kaine. Republican Primary - Eleventh Congressional District In a Republican Party Primary in the 11th congressional district, voters will choose between Chris S. Perkins and Ken L. Vaughn. The winner of the primary will face Democratic Congressman Gerald Connolly. Independent Mark Gibson is also running in the 11th District. He is required to gather 1,000 …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Voters will decide Tuesday among four Republicans running for U.S. Senate.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall, one of the most conservative voices in Richmond, is one of four Republicans running for the U.S. Senate. His name will appear on Tuesday's GOP primary ballot along with former Sen. George Allen, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr. and Jamie Radtke, former chairwoman of the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots. This is his second attempt at running for the U.S. Senate. Marshall, 68, from Prince William County, is looking beyond Tuesday's primary and taking on former Gov. Tim Kaine, who is likely to be the …