Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Timothy M. Kaine is out with two new TV ads continuing his campaign themes of bipartisanship and compromise.
In “Middle Ground,” Kaine draws a contrast both with his opponent, fellow former Gov. George Allen, and President Barack Obama.
Speaking to camera, Kaine notes that Obama has proposed allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire for households earning more than $250,000 while Allen has suggested making the cuts for all Americans permanent.
“There’s a middle ground,” Kaine says. “Let the tax cuts expire for those earning over $500,000. This reduces the deficit avoids devastating cuts to defense, education, and Medicare, and saves jobs.”
In his other ad, “Partner,” Kaine touts his work as governor with former President George W. Bush and Obama.
“I don’t agree with any president all the time, but I know that when our nation succeeds Virginia succeeds,” Kaine says, again speaking to camera.
He goes on note that he worked with Bush to build rail to Dulles and with Obama to prevent the relocation of an aircraft carrier based in Norfolk.
“Washington needs more partners and fewer partisans,” Kaine says. “As your Senator, I’ll partner with whoever’s president of the United States to do what’s right for Virginia.”
Kaine and Allen will debate tomorrow in McLean at a forum hosted by the Fairfax Chamber and NBC4. The event will be live-streamed here.