Kaine Still Undecided on Senate Bid

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

At the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner in Richmond, Kaine said he was still thinking about whether to run the seat currently occupied by Senator Jim Webb.

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TEX

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YIPEE, Just what we need a part-time senator to advance the liberal agenda that is destroying America!
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I am sure his convicted murder prisoner will love this.
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Just our luck he'll run for President!

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Please run Tim. Your record as Governor and your leadership of the DNC will make it so much easier for a Tea Party candidate to win.

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From the Huffington Post (liberal as they come) Read below and understand that Tim Kaine is too busy working for Obama stirring up protestors in Michigan to run for the Senate. Way to go Tim you now have reached the point of no return.

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stumble WASHINGTON -- Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker's effort to strip collective-bargaining rights from the state's public-employee unions, President Barack Obama's campaign organization is mobilizing its followers in Ohio and Indiana, where similar measures are being considered.

Thousands descended upon the Ohio statehouse Thursday to protest a bill that would eliminate collective-bargaining rights for state employees and curtail the rights of local-level government employees. The debate is similar to that in Wisconsin: Supporters say it's necessary to deal with budget problems, while opponents say it's nothing but a vicious assault on unions.

Now folded into the Democratic National Committee, Obama's campaign group Organizing For America is already actively engaged in Wisconsin and is beginning to ramp up organizing efforts in Ohio, though observers say the latter process is about a week behind that in Wisconsin. The group is also beginning to dig into Indiana, whose legislature is considering a bill to limit collective bargaining by teachers.

A DNC staffer told The Huffington Post that the group upped its efforts in Wisconsin after Chairman Tim Kaine spoke with local legislators last week. OFA then began organizing turnout for Thursday's statehouse rally and running phone banks in Ohio targeting state senators, which are slated to continue next week. This weekend, organizers have set up door-to-door canvassing in key districts that they hope will likewise put pressure on swing lawmakers.

OFA National Deputy Director Jeremy Bird said volunteers first alerted the group to the contested Ohio legislation. "The energy is pretty remarkable," he told The Huffington Post. "People started to contact us, and they'd call our office and our volunteers, and say,'This is a big deal. This is going to affect my family.'... That started to really simmer earlier this week in Ohio, and it's starting to pick up the pace."

In Ohio, major labor unions including AFSCME and the AFL-CIO are also stepping up the pressure against Gov. John Kasich (R) and the bill's supporters. The AFL-CIO estimated that tens of thousands of phone calls, emails and handwritten postcards have been delivered to state senators in opposition to the legislation, and a spokesman said the protests will continue in the coming weeks.

"One of the things we're trying to do is reach out more to the general public, especially through media, but also through a lot of this phone-calling and door-to-door efforts," Andy Richards, the field communications director for the AFL-CIO in Ohio, said in an interview with The Huffington Post, noting that the protests have helped re-energize a base frustrated by the November elections. "But I think having them as an ally with that, and being able to reach people we aren't necessarily reaching with our membership, is good."
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If it takes this long and the blessing of the higher ups to make your decision, I say run. I just hope you're defeated. As governor, I never saw anything from you other than serving as a shadow to Warner. What is your legacy showing? What would you do to make Virginia better? What do you stand for?

Will you be your own man? Stay tuned.
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Great!! our fearless leader in DC is using his misfits to stir up civil disobedience to a duly elected governor (guess the R behind his name stirred them up.
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Governor, please run. Give our congressional delegation something it sorely needs: an additional triple digit I.Q.
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Let us all remember the state of affairs that the former governor, Tim Kaine, left the Commonwealth. This state is still trying to recover from his term in office.
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Let me to help there timmy boy, you suc and are a traitor to your people
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Thanks Leo and True,, as for mr Perriello, we can see bus loads of union thugs showing up on his behalf to block the ideas of those who elected him.
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He did such a great job for the state employess while he was in, he should just move to california and get it over with. The man is bad for any party.
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He did such a great job for the state employess while he was in, he should just move to california and get it over with. The man is bad for any party.
Agreed! Basically stole our pension is what he did. It's one thing to contribute to one's own pension if it's made known up front. State employees were hired with the expection of having that pension fund and looked at it as part of their salary (which is pitiful enough to begin with). But Timmy Milqetoast and his crokies STOLE FROM THE STATE EMPLOYEES by p*ssing that money away for their own useless gains. He shouldn't be elected for anything -- he should be imprisoned!
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Someone needs to ask Kaine if he plans to be a full time senator or just part time.
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We certainly don't need any more conservative idiots in the Senate or the House. Good Luck to whoever runs on the Democratic side.

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We certainly don't need any more conservative idiots in the Senate or the House. Good Luck to whoever runs on the Democratic side.
I agree, "GOOD LUCK", the Dems are going to need it!
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Thanks Leo and True,, as for mr Perriello, we can see bus loads of union thugs showing up on his behalf to block the ideas of those who elected him.
Uh, excuse me? Historically, the "thugs" who showed up during American labor unrest worked for the company, not the union. But that's empirical: I suspect you would never let knowable fact interfere with your opinion. For instance, Virginia is a right to work state. Look it up.

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We certainly don't need any more conservative idiots in the Senate or the House. Good Luck to whoever runs on the Democratic side.
Funny thing, the cities and states that are in the deepest financial trouble either were the most liberal, with the highest taxes or is currently the most liberal with the highest taxes. I.E. California, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Illinois (just raised taxes 66%) and on and on. Also these states have the largest public service employee unions and the most social entitlements.

You may do your own research if you like but you will find my statement to be accurate.

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Uh, excuse me? Historically, the "thugs" who showed up during American labor unrest worked for the company, not the union. But that's empirical: I suspect you would never let knowable fact interfere with your opinion. For instance, Virginia is a right to work state. Look it up.
Uh, excuse me but we are talking about todays unions who are more interested in increasing membership and power than workers rights and safety.

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Albemarle wrote:
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Uh, excuse me? Historically, the "thugs" who showed up during American labor unrest worked for the company, not the union. But that's empirical: I suspect you would never let knowable fact interfere with your opinion. For instance, Virginia is a right to work state. Look it up.
I thought of another piece of history as it pertains to the history of unions. I believe that a majority of unions were also in partnership with the mafia. Making illegal loans from the pension funds for Casinos and various other activities and striking to get more pay in order to get return favors from the mob. So if I were you I wouldn't want to shine a light on the history of unions in America.
Remember Mr. Hoffa? I wonder what he could tell us about union activities.

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