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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

Political Highlights: Richmond City Council, 1994-2001; lieutenant governor, 2002-06; governor, 2006-10; Democratic National Committee chairman, 2009-11; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Feb. 26, 1958; St. Paul, Minn.
Residence: Richmond
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Anne Holton; three children
Education: U. of Missouri, A.B. 1979; Harvard U., J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support - Ranking Member; Seapower); Budget; Foreign Relations (Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism; State Department and USAID Management - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere); Special Aging

Election History
2012generalTim Kaine (D) 2,010,06752.9
George Allen (R) 1,785,54247.0
Roll Call Vitals


Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@timkaine)


Sen. Tim Kaine has the 36th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.