Updated: Kaine's October travel
View Kaine's Travel Adventures in a larger map. KEY: Blue markers are DNC trips, red markers are official state trips, and purple markers included a mix of both or are unclear at this time.
Gov. Tim Kaine, who serves as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, spent nearly half the days in October out of state, including 11 weekdays.
Kaine spent all or part of 14 days outside Virginia, taking trips to five other states and eight trips to Washington.
Kaine's office released his travels for October in keeping with his pledge to do so at the end of each month, which was made following pressure by the media and others to disclose his whereabouts. This month, however, his office waited a few extra days and released the information on Election Day when his schedule would likely be overhadowed by other news. Kaine's spokesman Gordon Hickey said the schedule was "released in error" Tuesday because he forgot to release it Monday.
His out-of-state travel included trips to Chicago and Boston (Thurs. Oct. 15 -Fri. Oct. 16),
New York (Tues. Oct. 20-Wed. Oct. 21), Tallahassee and Miami (Fri. Oct. 23-Sat. Oct. 24), New Jersey (Thurs. Oct. 29-Fri. Oct. 30). He also reported spending part of five weekdays and two weekends in Washington.
Much of the out-of-state travel was likely for DNC business, but may have been in his role as governor or for both jobs. The travel log does not indicate the purpose of the trips, but the New Jersey trip was primarily to campaign for Gov. Jon Corzine, who was in a tough three-way race for re-election.
In June, Kaine traveled for the DNC half of the days. In July, he traveled to eight other states, while spending part of four days in Washington that month. Kaine significantly limited his out-of-state travel in August, traveling to five states and spending only part of one day in Washington. But his travel increased in September. He reported spending all or part of 12 days out-of-state that month, including five trips to Washington.
See October's full schedule below:
Oct. 1 Richmond, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Richmond
Oct. 2 Richmond, Doswell, Richmond
Oct. 3 Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond
Oct. 4 Richmond, Winchester, Richmond
Oct. 5 Richmond, Chesapeake, Richmond
Oct. 6 Richmond, Powhatan County, Midlothian, Richmond
Oct. 7 Richmond, Cape Charles, Virginia Beach
Oct. 8 Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Burke, Washington, Richmond
Oct. 9 Richmond
Oct. 10 Richmond
Oct. 11 Richmond, Washington, Richmond
Oct. 12 Richmond, Occoquan, Gainesville, Fairfax, Vienna, Washington, Richmond
Oct. 13 Richmond
Oct. 14 Richmond, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Richmond
Oct. 15 Richmond, Chicago, Boston
Oct. 16 Boston, Richmond
Oct. 17 Richmond, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Varina, Richmond
Oct. 18 Richmond, Washington, Richmond
Oct. 19 Richmond, Prince George County, Richmond
Oct. 20 Richmond, Lynchburg, Richmond, New York
Oct. 21 New York, Arlington, Washington, Richmond
Oct. 22 Richmond, Roanoke, Richmond
Oct. 23 Richmond, Tallahassee, Miami
Oct. 24 Miami, Richmond
Oct. 25 Richmond
Oct. 26 Richmond, Washington, Arlington, Sterling, Washington
Oct. 27 Washington, Norfolk, Richmond
Oct. 28 Richmond, Fredericksburg, Arlington, Richmond
Oct. 29 Richmond, New Jersey
Oct. 30 New Jersey, Richmond, Franklin, Floyd, Blacksburg
Oct. 31 Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Pulaski, Leesburg, Richmond
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