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VIRGINIA

Sen.-elect Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

DATE OF BIRTH: Feb. 26, 1958

BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, Minn.

RESIDENCE: Richmond, Va.

OCCUPATION: Senior distinguished lecturer on law and leadership, University of Richmond; lawyer

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Missouri; J.D., Harvard Law School

PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 2009-2011; governor of Virginia, 2005-2009; lieutenant governor of Virginia, 2001-2005

FAMILY: Wife, Anne Holton; three children

Tim Kaine will return to working side-by-side with his old friend Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). Kaine served as Warner’s lieutenant governor before Warner was elected to the Senate.

Kaine beat someone who isn’t a stranger to the upper chamber, former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who was trying to get his seat back. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who defeated Allen in 2006 by less than 9,000 votes, decided to retire after just one term.

The race quickly became close, heated and nasty. In order to convince independent voters in a 50-50 state, Kaine often referenced his admiration for other Republicans, including former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), as well as his father-in-law, former Republican Gov. Linwood Holton.


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