Last Chance: Submit Questions to Tim Kaine

The candidate for U.S. Senate and former Virginia governor will answer questions in Dulles at AOL this Thursday. George Allen, Kaine's likely challenger, spoke at AOL May 4.

Tim Kaine, the Democratic candidate for the open Virginia U.S. Senate seat, will appear at the AOL campus in Dulles Thursday at 1 p.m. to speak with AOL employees and other guests.

George Allen, a former U.S. Senator and former Virginia governor, appeared at AOL May 4, and Patch , asked questions submitted by readers and invited a few readers to join the program.

Patch will be covering the forum and inviting a few readers from each Patch to attend in person. If you'd like to attend the event, send an email to patchpolitics@aol.com with your name, address and telephone number.

What Would You Like to Ask Tim Kaine? Tell Us in the Comments!

Patch editors will be questioning Kaine at the event, and we'd like to know what we should ask. What are the most important issues in the election? What would you like to ask Tim Kaine?

Allen and Kaine faced each other in a debate last December. Allen faces several other GOP challengers in a primary June 12, but he is widely considered the favorite to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Sen. Jim Webb (D) chose not to seek reelection.

Uncle Smartypants May 17, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Mike - you have either not read all the posts here or we have very different definitions of "well composed". Look, if people come on here and post blatant bigotry as facts, I'm going to call them out on it. I'm still waiting for the proof I asked for and no, "Go down to your local social services office and Look! Listen!" does not constitute proof. This is the right wing MO - keep telling the lie over and over again and it eventually becomes the truth in the eyes of so many in this uninformed electorate of ours. So Daphne, nothing personal, you're probably a very nice person, but I take great umbrage at those kinds of misleading generalizations without any foundation of truth. Sorry.
Nate McKenzie May 17, 2012 at 05:44 PM
CC - hyperbole much?
CD May 17, 2012 at 05:45 PM
To Uncle Smartypants: I have an example for you. My son is heading to kindergarten in the fall and his school the majority (over 50%) of students in the kindergarten classes do not speak English. My son will be in a class where the majority are just learning English. My son will not be learning everything he could be learning in order to teach the non-English speaking the English language. I find that unbelievable that that do not separate the kids between those who speak English and the non-English speaking.
Richard Holmquist May 17, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I attended the talk (thanks, Patch!). Gov. Kaine answered my first question above. He said there is a scientific consensus that humans are affecting climate and that he's an absolute believer that humans are affecting climate - in contrast to his opponent who questions the science of climate change. He said he was a supporter of cap & trade legislation, but he thinks a more acceptable method of moving away from a carbon-based economy in today's political climate is to offer financial incentives to green technology and take away subsidies to oil companies. To those like George Allen who scoff at green energy, he points to the fact that 35% of the new power that's come online since 2007 has been wind power - second only to natural gas. This is equipment that can be designed and manufactured in the USA. He thinks government should support that effort.
Lauren Jost May 17, 2012 at 07:39 PM
The article from today's ask Kaine session can be viewed here: http://reston.patch.com/articles/tim-kaine


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