Richmond, VA - Today, Anne Holton campaigned on behalf of her husband, Tim Kaine, in Charlottesville and Powhatan. In the afternoon, Holton met local voters at the Charlottesville Democratic Committee Fish Fry and Picnic in Tonsler Park and encouraged them to get involved in elections this year. Later, Holton addressed supporters at the Powhatan County Democratic Committee Rally at the Powhatan Fair Grounds to share Kaine’s strategies to create jobs, break through the Washington gridlock, and responsibly balance the budget.
“Tim served as governor during the worst recession since the Great Depression and he had to make some hard decisions to get Virginia's economy back on track,” said Holton. “But even during difficult times, Tim balanced necessary cuts with strategic investments to bring jobs to Virginia and strengthen our economy. He knows how to set goals and make tough choices, and we need his results-oriented leadership in Washington. But to make that happen - in the face of nearly $10 million dollars being spent by outside groups on false, negative advertising against Tim - we need your help to knock on doors, make phone calls, and persuade voters to support Tim in November.”
Throughout the day, Holton highlighted Kaine’s strong fiscal record and balanced approach to the budget. As governor, Kaine worked with members of both parties to cut $5 billion in spending, while leaving room for investments in priorities like transportation, education, and infrastructure. As a result, Virginia’s talented workforce and business climate helped Kaine attract world-class companies, and the Commonwealth earned recognition as Forbes' “Best State for Business” all four years of his term, Governing magazine’s Best Managed State, and Education Week’s best state to raise a child.
“Throughout his career, Tim has demonstrated an incredible ability to bring people together from both sides of the aisle to keep Virginia moving forward," said Holton. "As a city councilmember, mayor, lieutenant governor, and governor, he worked with members of both parties to invest in infrastructure and education. And this year, we have an opportunity to send a leader like Tim, who has proven he knows how to find common ground to improve the lives of Virginia's families, to the United States Senate.”
Since the beginning of the year, Holton has traveled throughout the Commonwealth meeting with small business owners, seniors, educators and supporters to share Kaine’s economic vision for Virginia.