Saturday, October 22, 2005

Bill Clinton helps Kaine raise $1.5 million

All right. Our governor's race just gets more and more interesting. The more I hear about Tim, the more I like him, and I'm glad to see that both Mark Warner and Bill Clinton are behind him.

Clinton helps Kaine raise $1.5 million
Two events with former president push Democrat over $17 million

BY TYLER WHITLEY
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER

Oct 22, 2005

Former President Bill Clinton remains the Democratic Party's No. 1 draw.

He raised a total of $1.5 million for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Timothy M. Kaine's campaign yesterday at two private appearances in Virginia.

The fundraisers were at a home in the Keswick area of Albemarle County and at a residence in McLean. Clinton made no public appearances.

The total pushes Kaine, the lieutenant governor, over $17 million.

President Bush raised $2 million for the Republican campaign of Jerry W. Kilgore at a home in McLean in July. His wife, Laura, and Vice President Dick Cheney raised $750,000 each for Kilgore, the former attorney general. Cheney appeared briefly Monday at the Goochland County home of Carmax board chairman Richard L. Sharp.

Fundraising is easier in Virginia than in many other states because the Old Dominion has no limits on how much money an individual or corporation can contribute.

Kilgore also raised money yesterday at a residence in Richmond after making ACC football predictions on a sports radio station in Staunton.

Independent candidate H. Russell Potts Jr. of Winchester had television interviews on stations in Norfolk and Washington.

Kaine planned to campaign today in the Richmond area, including the Gold Bowl football game at Virginia Union University. Kilgore will campaign in Colonial Heights and Southwest Virginia, including a rally in Norton. Potts will attend the Heritage Festival in New Market and make an appearance at the Arlington Free Clinic.

Posted by crimnos @ 9:50 AM

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Interesting -- I didn't realize you were from Virginia . . . my whitebread upbringing in the '70s occurred in Fairfax (before it got all hoity toity with those big companies moving in).

Governor Vilsak of Iowa came to my state (which is nowhere near Iowa) to campaign for local Democrats. I think it's a sure thing that he will be trying for the 2008 presidential nomination,

Posted by Anonymous The Happy Feminist @ 2:16 PM #
 

Oh yeah, I live out in Prince William county now, but I lived and worked in Fairfax for years...and yeah, I was part of the whole hoity toity movement. :)

Interesting! I wonder if he'll make it.

Posted by Blogger crimnos @ 6:53 PM #
 
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