George Allen wins GOP Sen. primary in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. and Virginia Gov. George Allen Tuesday easily won the Republican nomination for Senate.
Va. backs off same-sex couple benefit plan

Va. backs off same-sex couple benefit plan

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A proposed plan to allow same-sex partners of government employees in Virginia to receive state health benefits has been withdrawn, a family group says.
Kaine asked to spare convicted sniper

Kaine asked to spare convicted sniper

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine should spare the life of John Allen Muhammad, the so-called Beltway sniper serial killer, his lawyers say.
Governors join aircraft carrier debate

Governors join aircraft carrier debate

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says federal funds should not be used to repair a Florida naval station despite a plea from Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Probe discovery of shooter's records

RICHMOND, Va., July 24 (UPI) -- The former counseling center director at Virginia Tech accidentally removed the records of the shooter who killed 32 people in April 2007, his attorney says.
Kaine denies clemency for killer Soering

Kaine denies clemency for killer Soering

RICHMOND, Va., July 13 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he will not grant clemency to prison author Jens Soering, who is serving a double life sentence for two 1985 killings.

Va. to restrict bar, restaurant smoking

RICHMOND, Va., March 10 (UPI) -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has signed a bill banning smoking in many of Virginia's bars and restaurants, calling it a "monumental step forward for public health."

Va. executes killer of police officer

JARATT, Va., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Virginia has executed Edward Nathaniel Bell for the slaying of Winchester police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, a crime Bell said he did not commit.

Virginia executes Yarbrough

JARRETT, Va., June 26 (UPI) -- Robert Stacy Yarbrough, convicted in the near-decapitation murder of a store owner, was put to death Wednesday night in Virginia, authorities said.
Virginia governor opposes Navy move

Virginia governor opposes Navy move

NORFOLK, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he sees no justification for the U.S. Navy's proposal to shift sailors and ships from Virginia to Florida.

Twisters hits Va., 200 injuries reported

SUFFOLK, Va., April 28 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine declared a state of emergency Monday after tornadoes and severe storms pounded the state, leaving at least 200 people injured.

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

Virginia firefighters busy fighting blazes

SUFFOLK, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Suffolk, Va., firefighters kept busy during the weekend, combating a series of wildfires brought on by gusting winds.

Va. lawmakers may ignore gun control pleas

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Pro-gun state lawmakers in Virginia say they may ignore families of Virginia Tech shooting victims if they seek stricter gun control laws.

High court halts execution

JARRATT, Va., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday stopped Virginia from executing a man convicted of killing a co-worker who wouldn't give him $100 to buy crack cocaine.
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Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (born February 26, 1958) was the 70th Governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, and is the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was elected governor in 2005, after serving as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and Mayor of Richmond, Virginia.

As governor, he was a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. Before entering into Virginia politics, Kaine was a lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, and worked with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) as a Catholic missionary in Honduras. Kaine endorsed the Democratic nominee, now President Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election and was considered a possible choice to be Obama's running mate, but was not ultimately chosen. Virginia State law does not allow the governor to succeed himself; therefore Governor Kaine was not permitted to run for re-election after his term of office.

Kaine was born at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Mary Kathleen (née Burns) and Albert A. Kaine, a welder and the owner of a small iron-working shop. Kaine grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

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