Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Sen. Ralph Smith, Golf Pro Stance on No. 3
It is a yearly event that Republicans look forward to every year. In fact if it were not held I suspect Rep. Morgan Griffith would lose a few votes. The event is a family affair especially for the youngest.
It was a first for Delegate Greg Habeeb and wife Christy as they made the 18-hole at Putt-Putt on Peters Creek Road with Daniel 7, William 5 and Anna 4. It was a lesson in patience for the delegate who handled it well for the most part. It’s just that the holes seemed a bit illusive for the trio. Anna was the most patient as girls go while the boys were inclined to turn it into more like field hockey.
Catching up to Senator Ralph Smith on the third fairway his stance was that of a pro but the metal “Putt Putt” signage left him with a bogey on that hole. It was the fault of the photographer that disturbed his focus – surely that was it.
Griffith was meeting and greeting. It was a fundraiser and his wife Hilary worked the sign-in table. There was an opportunity to talk a little politics with Habeeb, Smith and Griffith. (To be continued.)
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics, State Politics
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