Hillary Clinton’s former pick for Vice President revealed his own future electoral plans to reporters today.
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has announced that he will seek re-election to his seat in 2024.
— Dean Mirshahi (@DeanMirshahi) January 20, 2023
Virginia’s former Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated the news, calling Kaine a “dynamo getting RESULTS” for Virginians.
Great news in Virginia 🚨‼️@TimKaine is running for another term as United States Senator 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Tim is a dynamo getting RESULTS for us here in VA 💪 Couldn’t be happier to have him fighting for us for years to come! Thank you Tim and @AnneHolton for your continued service! pic.twitter.com/7UCU7Ao6Gf
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) January 20, 2023
HuffPost Politics notes the following about Kaine’s announcement, and what it means for Democrats moving forward:
Kaine’s decision to run for reelection bolsters Democrats’ odds of retaining the Virginia Senate seat. Still, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) victory in 2021 ― the first GOP statewide win in Virginia since 2009 ― is one reason Democrats would be foolish to take the race for granted. Though it has trended blue, particularly in federal races, the commonwealth has been a historic battleground that could still offer surprises, particularly with President Joe Biden at the top of the ticket with an expected bid for a second term.
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