Tim Kaine Stumps in the Valley Saturday

By: Todd Corillo Email
By: Todd Corillo Email

Former Virginia Governor and Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine made several stops in the Valley on Saturday as part of his campaign for the Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb.

Kaine made stops in Winchester, Harrisonburg and Staunton on Saturday, where he said his campaign goals centered on job creation, fiscal responsibility and civility in politics.

Talking about the economy and job creation, Kaine said the key to creating more jobs in Virginia was through more investment in education, from pre-K to post-graduate and technical schools.

"The way to get the American economy up and running again is to steal a page from the Virginia playbook and be really innovative in investing in the education sector that gives workers the greatest skills. That's how you compete in today's world, you have the most educated population and the most skilled workforce," Kaine said.

Kaine also talked about the role of the United States in foreign conflicts, including the most recent action in Libya.

Kaine said that he thinks President Obama needs to get support for the U.S. action in Libya from Congress.

"I think the president had a very good rationale for Libya but I think it's time to get congressional support," Kaine commented.

So far seven Republicans and two Democrats have announced their candidacies for the Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb.

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