Latest Kaine Stories

2006-01-31 20:26:22

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "There is a better way" to deal with the challenges confronting the nation, Timothy Kaine of Virginia, a brand-new Democratic governor of a conservative southern state, said on Tuesday in his party's response to the president's State of the Union address. Democrats selected Kaine to respond to President George W. Bush even though he has been in office less than three weeks. In his election victory in November, he won over independents and some...

2005-11-08 21:42:19

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine on Tuesday won a tough and sometimes nasty battle for Virginia governor that was watched closely for hints about the depth of President George W. Bush's political woes and the public mood ahead of next year's congressional elections. In New Jersey, Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine held a slim lead in early partial returns in the governor's race, putting Democrats on the brink of a double-barreled win...

2005-11-08 21:25:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine was elected governor of Virginia on Tuesday after a tight battle with Republican Jerry Kilgore in a race widely regarded as a barometer of the public's mood ahead of the 2006 congressional elections. Kaine's victory, reported by television networks, was a setback for President George W. Bush who made a last-minute appearance for Kilgore, a former Virginia attorney general, despite his own political setbacks and declining popularity. The loss...

2005-10-21 13:40:11

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent LEESBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - In a close Virginia governor's race marked by a bitter fight over the death penalty, the biggest name is not on the ballot -- popular incumbent and potential Democratic presidential contender Mark Warner. With Warner barred by state law from seeking a second term, Democratic Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine and Republican former state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore are battling to succeed him in a race that polls show is...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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