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Tee Time for Kaine and Trump?

UPDATE at 3:15 p.m. to include details about the fundraiser at Trump National Golf Course and clarify that Kaine and Trump never met in person

By Derek Kravitz

During an otherwise sleepy summer of campaigning in Loudoun County, the talk among Democratic party faithful is of a rather odd potential golf outing.

The participants? Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and developer Donald Trump.

Kaine attended a June 30 fundraising event at Trump's newly-purchased golf course in Sterling -- Trump National, which was formerly known as Lowes Island. The fundraiser was for Del. David E. Poisson (D-Sterling), who is running for re-election this fall.

At the fundraiser, two local Democrats in attendance said Trump asked to speak to the governor by phone to thank him for attending. Poisson said Trump also wanted to extend Kaine an invitation to golf.

"The governor then told some of my guests that Mr. Trump had invited him to return to the club at some future date to play golf," Poisson said.

But David Brooks, executive director for Moving Virginia Forward, a political action committee, said Kaine and Trump never actually spoke. As for the likelihood of a Trump-Kaine pairing? The governor's spokesman, Gordon Hickey, simply said, "I haven't heard a thing about it."

Regardless, the event was a winner for Kaine. And Poisson, who took home roughly $22,000 in campaign contributions from the fundraiser.

By Derek Kravitz  |  July 17, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
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Why did Kaine take home money raised for David Poisson according to the article?

Posted by: barbaque | July 17, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Kaine should give the money to some of the people in Southside who got cheated out of new jobs with Apple thanks to Kaine's negligence.

Posted by: Yankeesfan1 | July 17, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the WaPo should get their story straight. Don't they check their sources before posting?

Posted by: OV4Pres | July 18, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Appears about the only way to get our governor back to the state from his DNC travels is to arrange a good golf game for him.

Actually, I prefer that the Governor spend more time out of the state. That way he can do less damage.

Over the past three years he has wrecked the VA economy and raised taxes. At least this year he has been too preoccupied with his DNC duties to wreck much else although he is trying to ram through Card Check before he's otta here!

Posted by: A-COL | July 19, 2009 12:59 AM | Report abuse

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