Richmond, VA - Today, Tim Kaine and Anne Holton kicked off volunteer neighborhood canvasses in Stafford and Henrico. At the canvasses, both Kaine and Holton thanked volunteers for their help in the election and stressed the importance of one on one contact before the volunteers left to knock on doors in their communities.
"You are the ones who will prove in November that a small group of donors with unlimited resources can't make the volunteer hours and the phone calls and the door knocks irrelevant," said Kaine in Stafford. "No amount of secret money or negative ads can replace the work you do in your communities to talk to voters about what's at stake in this election. I'm confident that with your help, we'll be able to win in November and bring proven Virginia-based strategies to Washington to grow the economy, balance the budget, and find common ground."
Before the canvass kickoff, Kaine spoke to the Democratic Central Committee Meeting in Fredericksburg to discuss the Virginia Senate race and encourage attendees to join one of the 50 house parties on Sunday to mark 50 days until Election Day.
“It is inspiring to see so many of you here today ready to knock on doors and reach out to voters,” Holton told the crowd in Henrico. “Tim has an incredible talent for bringing people together to focus on finding solutions. As Richmond City councilmember, mayor, lieutenant governor, and governor, he worked with members of both parties to move Virginia forward. Together, we have the opportunity this November to send Tim to the United States Senate where I am confident he will work to break through the Washington gridlock and achieve results for Virginia families.”
After the canvasses, Kaine and Holton greeted attendees at the annual pig roast hosted by U.S. Senator Mark Warner and his wife Lisa Collis.
Since the beginning of the year, Kaine and Holton have traveled throughout the Commonwealth, meeting with small business owners, seniors, educators and supporters to discuss what's at stake in this election.