Richmond, VA - Today, Anne Holton campaigned on behalf of her husband, Tim Kaine, in Amelia as part of her “Small Business Listening Tour.” Holton spoke with small business owners and community leaders at Daybreak Café, where she shared Kaine’s strategies to create jobs, strengthen Virginia’s economy, and break through Washington gridlock. Later, she toured small businesses in downtown Amelia, including Simply Divine and Hatcher’s Dining & Catering.
“Tim served as governor during the worst recession since the Great Depression and he had to make tough choices to keep Virginia moving forward,” Holton told supporters at the Daybreak Café. “He worked across the aisle to make $5 billion in necessary spending cuts, but still managed to invest in important areas like infrastructure and education. Tim’s dedication to developing a talented workforce helped the Commonwealth earn recognition as Forbes’ ‘Best State for Business’ all four years of his term.”
Holton also discussed Kaine’s record of putting partisanship aside to get things done for Virginia families. As governor, Kaine worked with members of both parties to make important progress in key areas like transportation, education, and health care. During his term, Kaine worked with a bipartisan coalition to secure hundreds of millions in transportation funding for Rail to Dulles and pass the largest higher education bond package in state history.
“As city councilman, mayor, lieutenant governor, and governor of Virginia, Tim has always displayed a unique ability to bring people together to solve problems,” said Holton. “I am confident that as our next senator, Tim will work to break through the gridlock in Washington to achieve results for Virginians.”
In addition to Amelia, Holton’s "Small Business Listening Tour" has made dozens of stops across Virginia, including Louisa, Fairfax, Charlottesville, Winchester, Floyd, Marion, Bristol, Abingdon, Big Stone Gap, Clifton Forge, Wytheville, Westmoreland County, Herndon, Chesterfield County, Manassas, Surry, Smithfield, Emporia, Vienna, Occoquan, Ashland, Fredericksburg, Staunton, Lexington, Roanoke, and Hopewell.