August 30, 2018 Press Releases

Kaine to Kick Off 15-Stop Labor Day Weekend Campaign Swing in Chesterfield on Thursday

Kicking off a 15-stop campaign swing Thursday evening in Chesterfield County, Senator Tim Kaine will barnstorm Virginia during Labor Day weekend, with stops championing American workers and sharing his message of making jobs, opportunity and health care available to all Virginians. The swing is the latest example of Kaine engaging grassroots voters in every corner of the Commonwealth — from Buena Vista to the Chesapeake Bay.

Kaine will begin the swing on Thursday with a stop at the 105th Chesterfield County Fair, where he will join 7th Congressional District Democratic nominee Abigail Spanberger to greet fairgoers. On Friday morning, he will meet with members of the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads to discuss ways to strengthen the workforce, support local businesses and expand economic opportunity for all. Later, he will join labor leaders at a meeting with the Hampton Roads Port Council before visiting the Hampton Roads Community Health Center for a tour and roundtable discussion. Kaine will then travel to Norfolk to host a meet-and-greet with members of the Indian American community before visiting Norfolk State University, for the “Battle of the Bands” between NSU and Virginia State University, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He will end the day with the Greater Hampton Roads Black Democrats at a happy hour featuring entertainment by Dee Polite and the Phenomenal Sounds Band.

On Saturday, Kaine will be on the Middle Peninsula for a Gloucester County meet-and-greet before sitting down for a Caroline County community conversation with locals in Port Royal, where he will take questions and discuss issues facing their community. On Sunday, he will launch a canvass in Alexandria with Congressman Don Beyer before joining the Northern Virginia AFL-CIO for their annual Labor Day picnic. In the evening Kaine will travel to James Madison University for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Democratic Labor Day celebration.

On Labor Day itself, Kaine will be in Buena Vista for a breakfast with the Buena Vista Democratic Committee. He will then march in the city’s annual Labor Day parade and give remarks there, before ending his swing in Newport News at Bobby Scott’s 42nd Annual Labor Day Cookout.

Media interested in attending any of these events should contact Kaine campaign press secretary Brandon Gassaway at

Thursday, August 30
Chesterfield County Fair with 7th District congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: 10300 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA

Friday, August 31
Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads Meeting
When: 8:00 a.m
Where: Holiday Inn, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA

Hampton Roads Port Council Meeting
When: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Ironworkers Local 79, 5307 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA

Hampton Roads Community Health Center Tour and Roundtable
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: 664 Lincoln St, Portsmouth, VA

Indian American Community Meet-and-Greet
When: 4:00 p.m.
Where: Nawab Indian Cuisine, 888 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA

Norfolk State University Battle of the Bands
When: 5:45 p.m.
Where: Joseph G Echols Hall, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA

Greater Hampton Roads Black Democrats Happy Hour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Town Point Club, 101 West Main Street, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA

Saturday, September 1
Gloucester County Meet-and-Greet
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: 7437 Kenwood Ln, Gloucester, VA

Caroline County Community Conversation
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Port Royal Fire Department, 435 King St, Port Royal, VA

Sunday, September 2
Alexandria Canvass Launch with Congressman Don Beyer
When: 12:00 p.m.
Where: 618 N. Washington St, Alexandria, VA

NoVA Labor’s Annual Labor Day Picnic
When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Democratic Labor Day Celebration
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: James Madison University Festival Conference Center, 1301 Carrier Dr, Harrisonburg, VA

Monday, September 3
Buena Vista Democratic Committee Labor Day Breakfast
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Parry McCluer High School, 100 Bradford Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416

Buena Vista Annual Labor Day Parade
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Parry McCluer Middle School, 2329 Chestnut Ave, Buena Vista, VA

Bobby Scott’s 42nd Annual Labor Day Cookout
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: 914 Shore Drive, Newport News, VA