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Kaine's December travel

Anita Kumar

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 nine days out of the state in his last full month in office, including seven weekdays.

Kaine visited five other states and took four trips to Washington, where he sometimes works out of DNC headquarters.

Kaine's office released his travels for December 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.

His out-of-state travel included trips to Seattle (Thurs. Dec. 10-Fri. Dec. 11), Denver (Fri. Dec. 11.-Sat. Dec. 12), Miami (Sat. Dec. 12), Chicago (Tues. Dec. 15-Wed. Dec.16) and Atlanta (Wed. Dec. 16). He also reported spending part of three weekdays and one weekend 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 we do know the Miami trip was for a DNC meeting.

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. 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 and October when he reported spending all or part of 12 days and 14 days out of the state. In November, he scaled back his out-of-state travel, spending a third of the days out of Virginia, including six weekdays.

See December's full schedule below:

Dec. 1 Richmond, Staunton, Charlottesville, Alexandria, Richmond
Dec. 2 Richmond, Washington D.C.
Dec. 3 Washington DC, Richmond
Dec. 4 Richmond
Dec. 5 Richmond, Staunton, Richmond
Dec. 6 Richmond
Dec. 7 Richmond
Dec. 8 Richmond
Dec. 9 Richmond
Dec. 10 Richmond, Seattle
Dec. 11 Seattle, Denver
Dec. 12 Denver, Miami, Richmond
Dec. 13 Richmond
Dec. 14 Richmond, Woodbridge, Danville, South Boston, Richmond
Dec. 15 Richmond, Chicago
Dec. 16 Chicago, Atlanta, Richmond
Dec. 17 Richmond
Dec. 18 Richmond
Dec. 19 Richmond
Dec. 20 Richmond, Washington D.C., Richmond
Dec. 21 Richmond
Dec. 22 Richmond, Washington D.C., Richmond
Dec. 23 Richmond
Dec. 24 Richmond
Dec. 25 Richmond
Dec. 26 Richmond
Dec. 27 Richmond
Dec. 28 Richmond
Dec. 29 Richmond
Dec. 30 Richmond
Dec. 31 Richmond

By Anita Kumar  |  December 31, 2009; 2:03 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Timothy M. Kaine  
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"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."

Let's not bother doing any investigating on this, when copying and pasting is so much easier.

The one good thing about Kaine leaving office is that this will be last of these ridiculous articles.

Posted by: manassasdem | December 31, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Yes, just like when Gerry Connolly held all his townhall meetings on healthcare in gated communities with restricted constituencies; he kept telling the press (including the Post) that he also had public meetings, and the press dutifully printed his claim without ever ASKING him where and when these alleged public meetings had actually occurred.

Posted by: Yankeesfan1 | December 31, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

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