Sen. Tim Kaine continues to barnstorm Virginia, appearing at every stop with a slew of fellow Democrats – all of whom are EAGER to appear with him. Note that this is a sharp contrast with Virginia GOP U.S. Senate nominee neo-Confederate Corey Stewart, who – as Virginia political guru Jeff Schapiro points out, below – is being shunned like the plague by his fellow Republicans. As Schapiro says, “you can tell a LOT about a politician by the company he or she keeps,” with Kaine potentially having long-enough “coat-tails” to “tip a House race or two….maybe even three.” In sharp contrast, Schapiro “most Republican House candidates want nothing to do with their Senate nominee, Corey Stewart.” Why is this? Because, as Schapiro elaborates, “Stewart is a long-time immigrant basher…tough to live down in a fast-changing state where Asians now account for about 8% of the population and Hispanics 6%.”
With that, see below for video of Tim Kaine with VA-06 Democratic nominee Jennifer Lewis in Harrisonburg and Kaine with VA-10 Democratic nominee Jennifer Wexton in Winchester.
In Harrisonburg, with around 100 people in attendance, Kaine said that he is making a statement that “we are here and fighting for every vote” across Virginia. Kaine said about Corey Stewart: “he’s just got a track record of doing events with and offering support to people like Jason Kessler, who organized the horribly tragic white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, or praising Paul Nehlen, a notorious anti-Semite — not just praising him, but saying he’s his personal hero.” In stark contrast, Kaine’s objective is “for a better Virginia for all.”
In Winchester, Kaine said he believes in comprehensive immigration reform, “exactly the way I voted for it in June 2013 – that bill did not abolish ICE; we need to make our agencies better and we need to have better policies.”