October 9, 2018 Press Releases

Tim Kaine Releases First Spanish Language TV Ad of 2018 Campaign


In the first Spanish language television ad of his 2018 campaign, Senator Tim Kaine highlights his efforts to make “comprehensive immigration reform a reality” and his dedication to continue “fighting for quality education and health care for all Latinos.” In the ad, Kaine affirms that “we are all Virginia,” and recognizes the “hard work and determination” that he sees “every day in Virginia’s Latino community.” Kaine’s positive, inclusive message is in stark contrast to Corey Stewart, who has repeatedly bragged about his divisive attacks on immigrant communities and has a long record of supporting policies that would harm Virginia’s economy and make the Commonwealth less safe.

Kaine firmly believes that Virginia is made stronger by its diversity, and has long worked to lift up immigrant communities. He strongly supported the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 that created a path to citizenship and funded border security. During the debate on that legislation, Kaine delivered the first-ever full Senate floor speech in Spanish in support of the bipartisan plan. In addition, Kaine is a strong supporter of the Dream Act and is committed to finding a solution to protect Dreamers and TPS recipients from deportation.

The ad builds upon the campaign’s efforts to speak more clearly to the growing diverse electorate in Virginia, including Spanish language digital ads and offering the campaign website in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. The 30-second ad is part of a six-figure buy that began airing on Spanish language television stations in the Washington, DC, media market this Monday.


Transcript of ‘Luchando’

La determinación y el trabajo duro son los pilares de una economía sólida.

Y lo veo cada día en la comunidad latina de Virginia.

Por eso, he trabajado para lograr que la reforma migratoria sea una realidad, para que nuestra economía y fuerza laboral crezcan.

Y seguiré luchando por una buena educación y seguro médico para todos los latinos.

Yo soy Tim Kaine, candidato al Senado y apruebo este mensaje porque todos somos Virginia.

Translation of ‘Luchando’

Hard work and determination are key to the backbone of the economy.

I see it every day in Virginia’s Latino community.

Because of that, I’ve worked to make comprehensive immigration reform a reality so that our economy and workforce grow.

And I’ll keep fighting for quality education and health care for all Latinos.

I’m Tim Kaine, candidate for Senate, and I approve this message because we are all Virginia.