At a Christian Science Monitor-sponsored lunch for reporters in Washington, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine applauded the likely switch of Governor Charlie Crist from Republican to Independent. Kaine said Crist's leaving the Republican party will benefit the Democratic Nominee, Rep. Kendrick Meek in Florida's 2010 U.S. Senate race.
Tim Kaine has served people throughout his life as a missionary, civil rights lawyer, teacher and elected official. He is one of just 20 Americans (and the only Virginian) to have represented his community as a Mayor, Governor and United States Senator.
Tim was elected to the Senate in 2012 as a can-do optimist skilled in bringing people together across old lines of party, race or region. In the Senate, he serves on the Armed Services, Budget and Foreign Relations Committees. He is Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Near East, South and Central Asian Affairs, overseeing American foreign policy in this critical region, from Morocco to Bangladesh.