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Kaine, Warner, Webb help Va. congressional candidates in final push

Anita Kumar

President Obama is not the only one who will lend Virginia's Democratic congressmen a hand in the final push before Tuesday's election.

Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former governor, will spend the day in Virginia helping two candidates. He will hold a noon rally in Fairfax County with Rep. Gerry Connolly, who faces Republican Keith Fimian in the 11th District.

At 5 p.m., he will appear in Hampton with Rep. Glenn Nye, who is being challenged by Republican Scott Rigell in a tight race in the 2nd District. Kaine and Nye will be joined by Rep. Bobby Scott (D), who is expected to easily win reelection next week.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will spend the weekend with Rep. Rick Boucher, Nye and Rep. Tom Perriello -- three Democrats fighting to hold onto seats in the face of increasingly tough Republican challengers.

On Saturday, Warner will appear with Boucher at rallies in the southwest counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe and Smyth and later at a Washington County Democratic potluck dinner. Boucher faces state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith in the 9th district. Later, Warner will head to a Halloween eve get-out-the-vote event in Virginia Beach with Nye.

On Sunday, Warner will visit 10 churches with Nye and Del. Kenny Alexander (D-Norfolk), chairman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. On Monday, he will spend the day with Perriello, who faces state Sen. Robert Hurt in the 5th district, in Danville and Charlottesville, though the exact events have yet to be set.

Sen. Jim Webb attended a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Alexandria on Monday. He'll also be appearing at an event for Connolly in Prince William on Saturday, and a spokesman said other final day events are in the works as well.

By Anita Kumar  | October 28, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Mark Warner, Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello  
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Should we be surprised that Senators Webb and Warner are going to spend the weekend hanging with Boucher, Nye, Perriello, and Connolly? They are all residents of the hard left politically with identical voting patterns in this Congress. They all took their marching orders from Obama, Pelosi, Reid and performed as expected. And, all were unresponsive to their constituents. The four Representatives will probably all lose their jobs just like the thousands of Virginians, particularly those in the 2nd, 5th, and 9th districts have lost theirs due to the policies of the Democrats in Congress. It certainly looks like Webb may have already decided not to run for re-election as he has raised nearly zero money. Either he doesn't have the heart for it or he realizes he wold probably not win. If the voters are not happy with the incumbent Representatives, why would anyone think they would be any happier with the Senators with the same voting history?

Posted by: lleatwo | October 28, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Gerry Connolly never met a tax that he didn't love.....why would he need help?

Gerry Connolly voted with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time....why would he need help?

Posted by: priveye | October 29, 2010 4:30 AM | Report abuse

Who is surprised that the 3 amigos– Webb,Warner, and Kaine – are toting their big Liberal guns out to the VA-11 corral? Not me. Add Connolly and you will have a matched foursome devoid of common sense and deaf to all constituents save Obamaites. The good news is that the gang (demonstrably) can't shoot straight. After we get rid of Gerry, Warner will be the next to go. Then Webb. But for right now, Gerry. Repeal and replace with Keith Fimian.

Posted by: mirabeaulamarr | October 29, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

The gang of four are on the road trying to convince their constituents that they listen to them. How incredulous!! Yes, these Obamaites brought us change, not change we can believe in but, as someone said, they tried to change what we believe. The bums will be thrown out one by one, and we are starting with Connolly. My vote is in.

Posted by: alitip | October 29, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for Hope and Change. I just HOPE I have some CHANGE in my pocket when Obama and his butt boy Connolly get the boot. Has either one of them ever met a tax they didn't love?

Posted by: priveye | October 30, 2010 5:33 AM | Report abuse

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