DemDaily: Tonight’s VP Debate!
"I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator [Quayle], you're no Jack Kennedy." - Senator Lloyd Bentsen
After a year working with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras, the fluent Spanish speaker established a civil rights law practice in Richmond, VA, and taught legal ethics at the University of Richmond School of Law.
A former Chair of the DNC (2009-2011), Kaine would enter the White House with unprecedented executive experience, having served as a Mayor (1998-2001), Governor (2006-2010) and US Senator (2013-present).
Record on the Issues
As Governor of Virginia, Kaine was at the forefront of statewide government projects to improve access to quality healthcare, public infrastructure systems, and education. He also championed multiple efforts to increase environmental protection regulations.
Kaine has been a vocal supporter of universal background checks for firearms and erasing the gun show loophole ("A" grade from the Brady Campaign, "F" rating from the NRA).
As a Senator, he serves on the Armed Services, Budget and Foreign Relations Committees and is Chair of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism.
|When||Tuesday, October 4, 2016|
|Time||9:00pm - 10:30pm Eastern|
|Where||Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia|
|Candidates||Senator Tim Kaine (D) and Governor Mike Pence (R)|
|Networks||ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, C-SPAN, PBS|
|Moderator||Elaine Quijano, CBS News|
|Debate Format: Nine 10-minute segments w/questions from the Moderator|