Richmond, VA - As part of his ongoing efforts to engage Virginia’s Latino voters in his race for U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine held a day of outreach with the Virginia Latino community. He began the day with interviews on Spanish-language radio stations in Richmond and Northern Virginia, sharing his strategies to strengthen the economy and create jobs and discussing his priorities if elected to serve Virginia in the U.S. Senate. He then hosted an economic roundtable with Latino business leaders at SBG Technology Solutions, a Latino-owned small business in Alexandria, before visiting the Chirilagua community of Arlandria for a walking tour with local small businesses and a meet and greet with community members.
This day of Latino outreach follows the launch of Kaine’s first Spanish-language television and radio ads, entitled “Valores.”
Below is television and print coverage of Kaine’s recent Latino outreach efforts:
Telemundo: Esta mañana Tim Kaine uno de los candidatos para el senado de Estados Unidos por el estado de Virginia, pasó por la panadería de Marcela y visitó otros negocios hispanos en Chirilagua. El demócrata reconoce el impacto que los latinos tendrán en las próximas elecciones. "Ahorita estoy muy triste sobre eso. Que hay un partido que quiere fijar las leyes y un partido que no quiere. Pero después de las elecciones en noviembre, yo creo, el poder del voto latino va a ser tan obvio que los dos partidos en el 2013 querrán hallar una solución al sistema de inmigración", comentó Kaine.
Univision: Ex-gobernador y candidato al senado federal Tim Kaine se reunio con empresarios latinos en Alexandria.
El Tiempo Latino: El ex gobernador de Virginia, Tim Kaine, candidato demócrata al Senado, apuesta por el voto latino en unas elecciones reñidas. “Son 200.000 hispanos registrados en Virginia”, dijo Kaine a El Tiempo Latino el jueves 30. Ese día, el candidato impulsó su campaña en Alexandria. En la mañana estuvo en una mesa redonda con empresarios latinos, y programó una visita al barrio de Chirilagua en Arlandria, para charlar con comerciantes. Kaine, quien se mide con el republicano George Allen, dice estar invirtiendo una suma récord en propagandas dirigidas a los hispanos. “Estamos invirtiendo $250.000 en avisos publicitarios. Porque consideramos que el voto latino es crucial”, señaló. “Hemos visto elecciones donde 3.000 votos hacieron la diferencia”, añadió. De ser electo, dice que apoyará una reforma migratoria integral.
Washington Hispanic: Cuando faltan sólo dos meses para las decisivas elecciones presidenciales, el candidato demócrata al Senado federal, Tim Kaine, dedicó “una jornada de alcance comunitario,” para reunirse con líderes empresariales hispanos y pobladores del Norte de Virginia, el jueves 30 de agosto. Desde las primeras horas de la mañana, Kaine llegó hasta la pujante comunidad de Chirilagua, en Alexandria, donde caminó con los vecinos – en su mayoría hispanos – con quienes habló sobre inmigración, economía y la necesidad urgente de acudir el martes 6 de noviembre a los centros de votación.
NBC4: “Tim Kaine met with small business owners in Alexandria. ‘We’re doing a business walking tour, which I do all over Virginia, but this Arlandria-Chirilagua vecino is a really vibrant and thriving small business community.’ Tim Kaine visited several businesses and hosted an economic roundtable discussion with Latino business leaders today.”
Del Ray Patch: U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) spent much of Thursday in Alexandria meeting with Hispanic business owners as part of a Latino voter outreach ahead of the November election. In the morning, the former Virginia governor participated in a roundtable discussion with Latino business leaders at SBG Technology Solutions near Braddock Road Metro station. SBG is a defense contractor owned by Carlos Del Toro, a service-disabled veteran. Kaine then took a walking tour of Arlandria, making stops at Marcela’s Bakery, El Pulgarcito and Beatriz Hair Salon and Academy. He was escorted by Juan Nelson Zavaleta, president of the Arlandria-Chirilagua Business Association, and joined by State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille.
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Winchester Star: Democrat Tim Kaine is showing off his bilingual language skills in a new Spanish-language radio and television advertisement…The ad highlights the importance of Latino voters in the election…In the ad, Kaine, who learned Spanish while serving as a missionary in Honduras, touts his efforts as governor to boost Hispanic pre-kindergarten attendance and increase state government contracts to small businesses. He also promises to invest in education and support immigration reform if elected to the Senate…Kaine’s outreach to Virginia Latinos is “great,” according to Victor Hugo Ramirez Rodriguez, coordinator of White Rose, a Winchester organization that helps Spanish-speaking immigrants adjust to life in the area.
Univision: Former Gov. Tim Kaine, the Democratic Senate nominee, is going on the air with his first Spanish-language advertisement of the election aimed directly at the state’s burgeoning Latino population. The 30-second spot, titled “Valores” (Values), touts Kaine’s experience as a Jesuit missionary in Honduras (where he learned to speak Spanish) and emphasizes his positions on education and immigration, two top voting issues for Latinos. A 60-second version is going on the radio…Kaine has aggressively courted Latino voters since beginning his campaign. He’s showed off his Spanish-speaking skills at multiple town hall events with Latino voters across the state.
Washington Times: After releasing his first television ad of his U.S. Senate campaign in Virginia earlier this week, Democrat Tim Kaine unveiled an all-Spanish television ad Friday as part of a $250,000 buy of Spanish-language radio and television ads that will run from now until election day. In the ad, titled "Valores," Mr. Kaine, who is fluent in Spanish, speaks about the time he spent as a missionary in Honduras as well as his record as governor of Virginia.
The Hill: Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) shows off his Spanish fluency in a new television ad released by his campaign. Kaine, in impeccable Spanish, touts his time spent as a Catholic missionary in Honduras, where he "learned more about faith and family," as pictures of a bearded young Kaine scroll by. He then says as governor he worked with the Hispanic community to expand preschool education programs and promises as senator to increase education funding and fight for immigration reform. That Kaine has released the ad shows the increasing importance of Virginia's fast-growing Hispanic community, which doubled in the last decade and is now 8.2 percent of the statewide population. The six-figure ad buy is mostly focused on northern Virginia, where the bulk of that population lives.
Virginian-Pilot: Democrat Tim Kaine showcases his bi-lingual abilities in new Spanish-language television and radio advertising campaign that makes a direct appeal to Latino voters...Kaine, in the Spanish-language ad, highlights his past work as a missionary to Honduras, and his efforts as governor to aid the Hispanic community by boosting pre-kindergarten attendance and state government contracts to small businesses. And he pledges to invest in education and support immigration reform if elected to the Senate.
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine is out today with a new TV ad — in Spanish. Called “Valores” (“values”), the ad features Kaine, who was a missionary in Honduras in his youth, speaking into the camera in Spanish, talking about values he learned as a missionary, his efforts as governor to expand pre-kindergarten programs, and promising to support immigration reform. It’s part of the Kaine campaign’s efforts to reach out to Latino voters. Kaine also will air radio ads in Spanish. His campaign said this is “the beginning of a sustained Spanish-language media buy that will continue through Election Day,” and noted that Kaine also has a Spanish-language campaign website.
DC Examiner: Just days after running his first TV ad, Democrat Tim Kaine is now up with a Spanish-speaking ad campaign aimed at Virginia's growing Latino population, which could help decide his hotly contested Senate race. Kaine, who is fluent in Spanish, on Friday released television and radio commercials that touch on his missionary work at a vocational school in Honduras in the 1980s. He also touts his support of immigration reform and his education record as governor, two key issues among Hispanic voters…The ad strikes a positive tone similar to another ad Kaine released earlier this weak. The ads will air in larger media markets across the state. Kaine has reserved $4.5 million of air time for the fall. In January, Kaine launched "Latinos for Kaine" to court Virginia's booming Latino population, particularly in Northern Virginia.
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, has released his first TV and radio ad in Spanish. The ad, tiled "Valores," which is "values" in Spanish, features images of Kaine as a missionary in Honduras 30 years ago. Kaine, speaking in Spanish, says that as governor he worked with Hispanics to boost prekindergarten attendance and increased state contracts for small businesses. He says that as a U.S. senator, he would work for investments in education and for immigration reform.
National Journal: Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) shows off his Spanish fluency in his latest ad, where he discusses the values he learned as a missionary in Latin America and the work he did as governor on education and for small businesses. Turning out the Hispanic vote will play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a razor-tight race against George Allen.
WSET: Senate candidate Tim Kaine is taking a big step to reach out to Latino voters. Friday he released his first Spanish-language TV and radio ads. The ad is called "Valores" or, Values. It shows Tim Kaine speaking directly to voters in Spanish, describing his experience as a missionary in Latin America. He also tells voters that he will continue to invest in education and support immigration reform.
Roanoke Times: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine is reaching out to Latino and Hispanic voters in new television and radio ads in which the former governor addresses his audience in Spanish. The ads will air on Spanish-language media throughout the state…A30-second television ad unveiled today is called “Valores” (“Values”). In it, Kaine describes his work as a missionary in Honduras and his efforts as governor on education and supporting small and minority-owned businesses. In the ad, Kaine tells voters: “Como su senador continuaré invirtiendo en educación y apoyaré una reforma migratoria.” (“As your senator I will continue to invest in education and support immigration reform.”)