Tim Kaine's file:
Kaine

Democrat from Virginia

Tim Kaine, a Democrat, is a U.S. Senator representing Virginia. He was elected to the senate in 2012. Kaine was governor from 2006 to 2010, lieutenant governor from 2002 to 2006, mayor of Richmond from 1998 to 2001, and city councilman of Richmond beginning in 1994. He was also the chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011. Kaine was born in St. Paul, Minn. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1979 from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., in 1983. He took a year-long break during law school to work with the Jesuit order as a Catholic missionary in Honduras, becoming fluent in Spanish.  

Recent statements involving Tim Kaine

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted "to let the U.N. take OUR guns."

Bill Clinton presided over "the biggest expansion of the American economy since World War II."

"As governor, I cut $5 billion in spending."

"The tax burden on Virginia families was lower under Tim Kaine than under George Allen."

George Allen "voted to end Pell Grants for 84,000 students."

Recent stories featuring Tim Kaine

Report cards for Ted Cruz, Tammy Baldwin, Tim Kaine:

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas already has a Truth-O-Meter report card.

So do Sens.-elect Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who defeated a former governor to win a Senate seat, and Tim Kaine, the Virginia Democrat who bested a fellow former governor.

Allen and Kaine have big differences on budget issues:

Allen has signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases and relies on spending cuts to slash deficits. Kaine says there must be a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.

Ad Watch: Allen and the GOP go after Kaine:

Kaine, in his final budget, unsuccessfully proposed a 1 percent income tax increase. Many, but not all, individual earners at the $17,000 level would have seen their tax bill rise.

Ad Watch: Kaine attacks Allen on abortion and birth control :

Allen’s campaign did not respond to a PolitiFact inquiry on whether he’s interested in overturning Roe v. Wade.

A quick look at the final Allen-Kaine debate:

Tim Kaine and George Allen squared off for the fifth time Thursday night, reinforcing their positions on jobs, health care and the budget. Here's a review of some of their claims:

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