During phone bank launches last night in Dale City and Alexandria, former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Mark Warner to thank grassroots supporters for their hard work and discuss the critical role they are playing in Kaine’s Senate campaign.
"This race is very close and in a close race the work of grassroots supporters like you will make all the difference," said Kaine. "I want to win this race because I want to take this country in a better direction than my opponent, but I want to prove that you can't make grassroots work irrelevant."
At the grassroots events, Warner and Kaine shared with more than 150 supporters the importance of grassroots activism to counter the nearly $11 million in attack ads that have flooded Virginia airwaves. Instead of secretive, outside organizations, Kaine’s campaign has relied on the grassroots support of more than 30,000 donors and the tireless efforts of thousands of phonebankers, canvassers, and Virginia voters who have shared Kaine’s record with their friends and neighbors.
"I am here supporting my good friend Tim Kaine," Warner said. "Having been in the Senate for the last three and a half years, I am so tired of the partisan blame going back and forth. I want someone who will be a partner and will actually help get stuff done. I worked with Tim when he was Lt. Governor and I know that after the election, regardless of who wins, he will put country ahead of partisan interests."
The phone banks in Northern Virginia came the day after the Democratic coordinated campaign hosted 50 house parties across the Commonwealth to kick off the last 50 days of the campaign.