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.
July 17, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories: Derek Kravitz , Loudoun County , Timothy M. Kaine
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