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2008-08-14 03:00:25

Virginia has an energy plan and a commission on climate change. Ideally, they would plug in to a national strategy to address both, if only the U.S. had a strategy. The leadership vacuum in Washington has left it to the states to take what initiative they can. Now Gov. Tim Kaine wants Southern states to develop a regional plan to ensure adequate, affordable energy and at the same time reduce the carbon footprint left by burning fossil fuels. Southern states should make haste slowly --...

2008-08-07 03:00:18

When they first stepped from their Richmond-area political bases to bigger stages, both of Virginia's would-be vice presidents looked like modest five-figure-a-year lawyers. Now, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is probably a millionaire, while Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, definitely is, a Richmond Times-Dispatch review of financial- disclosure and property records shows. Those records show that Kaine is worth at least $939,000, and Cantor at least $3.8 million. "It's never been true that people of...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By David Ress, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 5--When they first stepped from their Richmond-area political bases to bigger stages, both of Virginia's would-be vice presidents looked like modest five-figure-a-year lawyers. Now, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is probably a millionaire, while Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, definitely is, a Richmond Times-Dispatch review of financial-disclosure and property records shows. Those records show that Kaine is worth at least $939,000, and Cantor at...

2008-08-04 12:00:47

By Michael Owens, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Aug. 2--BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Among the topics missing from Gov. Tim Kaine's public conversation list is speculation of being tapped as Barack Obama's running mate. With family in tow, Kaine ducked queries of possible vice presidential aspirations Friday evening by claiming a political time-out for "family night." He has avoided the topic with reporters since landing high on Obama's candidate list. Kaine trekked to the Southwest...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

By Ray Reed, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Aug. 2--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine was a no-show Friday at a ceremony to dedicate Smith Mountain Lake State Park's recreation area in memory of longtime Del. Vic Thomas of Roanoke. Mechanical problems prevented a state helicopter from lifting off to bring Kaine to the lake, the crowd of about 100 was told. Nonetheless, Kaine's absence seemed to lead many in the crowd to wonder if he was occupied with things related to reports he is on the...

2008-08-01 18:00:31

By Charles Owens, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. Aug. 1--TAZEWELL, Va. -- Growing speculation about Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's chances of being selected as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate is prompting excitement among some Southwest Virginia officials. Kaine is a friend of Southwest Virginia, and has been actively involved in local projects such as the Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Park, Tazewell County Administrator Jim Spencer said. "I would hate to see...

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 1--To the home-state crowd, he's coy about the vice presidency. But to a national audience, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is showing a little leg. On his monthly phone-in show yesterday on radio station WRVA (1140 AM) and the Virginia News Network, Kaine ducked a caller's question on whether he's qualified to be vice president. However, during a television interview with PBS' Charlie Rose that aired locally at midnight Wednesday, Kaine...

2008-07-31 21:00:34

Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine described himself as an economy and education guy when a caller asked him on the radio if he is qualified to be vice president. I'm not going to make a case for myself for VP, Kaine said during an appearance on a call-in show on WRVA. But the governor did acknowledge that he is short on experience in foreign affairs, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. I'm an economy and education guy -- that's what governors do, he said. The show has been called Ask the...

2008-07-31 09:01:16

By Brian McNeill, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. Jul. 31--If Democrat Barack Obama picks Gov. Timothy M. Kaine as his running mate -- and they win -- it might prove to be a disastrous recipe for the foreseeable future of Virginia's Democratic Party. That was the conclusion of a new in-depth analysis of Kaine's shot at the vice presidency by Larry J. Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "What's good for Tim Kaine, ironically, would be very...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Tyler Whitley, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 30--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine declined yesterday to withdraw his name from speculation as Sen. Barack Obama's running mate. Asked on a Washington radio show whether he would issue a "Shermanesque" statement, Kaine replied: "I will not issue any statement. I came on board with Senator Obama to help him. This is about him, not about me." William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union general who was asked to run for president, famously replied: "If...


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