Former Republican Sen. John Warner Endorses Tim Kaine
Ahead of tonight’s debate sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and NBC Washington, former Republican Senator John Warner of Virginia is announcing his endorsement of Senator Tim Kaine for re-election. Warner, a five-term senator for Virginia and former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, specifically praises Kaine’s ability to “reach across the aisle – and even stand up to his own party – on important issues affecting Virginia and our nation,” such as “work on behalf of veterans, service members, and military families.”
Pointing to Kaine’s membership of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Warner praises “the successful legislation that Tim has passed to increase troop pay, bring down the veterans’ unemployment rate, and expand the Navy’s fleet,” before adding, “Tim’s unquestioned integrity and moral character are sorely needed in the Senate at this most unusual time in our nation’s history.”
This is Warner‘s first-ever endorsement of Kaine for state office. Warner will be Kaine’s honored guest at tonight’s debate.
“I first met Tim more than twenty years ago when he was on the city council in Richmond, and we have been working partners throughout his service at every level of government – as mayor, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor.
“Tim’s unquestioned integrity and moral character are sorely needed in the Senate at this most unusual time in our nation’s history. Americans, myself included, are fervently seeking to support the election of public servants with those basic but essential characteristics. For these reasons, Tim has certainly earned my vote and total support in this election.”