Letter to the Editor: Kaine Is a Proven Leader

Sterling reader weighs in on why she supports the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia.

Dear editor,

From his time as mayor of Richmond to governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine has proven he cares about results and he knows what matters to Virginians. We want good jobs, good schools, and we want to make sure our veterans and our seniors are given the benefits they have earned. Tim Kaine will make these issues a priority in the Senate and we can count on him to compromise with Republicans and Democrats to get this done.

His opponent George Allen is a divisive figure who attacks Democrats – notably saying, “let’s enjoy knocking their soft teeth down their whining throats.” That’s not the type of leader we need right now. Allen’s presence in the Senate would just exacerbate the divisive, partisan climate that is already plaguing Washington. We need someone who will make Virginia values a priority and get results by working together and compromising. We need Tim Kaine.

Joan Kowalski

Barbara Glakas November 02, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I agree. Kaine has a history of being able to work in a bi-partisan way to get things done. As Mayor, Kaine cut a variety of taxes.As Governor, Kaine expanded the number of children who would have access to pre-Kindergarten education by almost 40%. Kaine worked with the Bush administration to secure $900 million for Phase I of the Metrorail project. Kaine supports maintaining Roe v. Wade and supports access to education, health care and contraception as a way to decrease unwanted pregnancies. During the recession Kaine managed to keep Virginia’s unemployment rate one of the lowest in the nation. During Kaine’s tenure as Governor, Virginia was recognized as the best state for business in Forbes Magazine, the best managed state in Governing Magazine, and the best state to raise a child in Education Week. Tim Kaine would be a great asset in the U.S. Senate.


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