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Another Big Kaine Donor

Tim Craig

Suzann W. Matthews, a onetime finance mogul and community activist from McLean, continues to pony up for Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's (D) political activities.

Earlier this month, Matthews gave $25,000 to Kaine's political action committee, Moving Virginia Forward, according to the State Board of Elections. Since Kaine formed his committee in 2006, Matthews has contributed a total of a $108,000.

Matthews is a major donor to Democratic candidates and causes in Virginia, giving nearly $1 million since 1996, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

Kaine has received a big chunk of that money.

Shortly after Kaine was sworn in as lieutenant governor in 2002, Matthews donated $2,000 to Kaine's gubernatorial campaign, which was still three years away.

The following year, Matthews gave Kaine $14,750. Matthews, who sits on William & Mary's Board of Visitors, chipped in another $63,500 in 2004.

And when Kaine actually ran for governor in 2005, Matthews contributed $56,600.

After he won the election, Matthews donated $25,000 to Kaine's inaugural committee, according to VPAP.

If you don't have a calculator handy, Matthews has given Kaine's various political committees $269,850 over the past six years.

"I think he is a great, good hearted wonderful smart guy and I think he is doing a terrific job as governor," Matthews said in a brief interview.

By Tim Craig  |  March 19, 2008; 5:44 PM ET
Categories:  Tim Craig , Timothy M. Kaine  
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