WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his intent to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
“After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony and past decisions, I’ve observed that he has repeatedly taken an activist approach to cases involving a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health. He has made the astounding argument that bosses have an individual right to prevent their company’s female employees from using their own health insurance to buy contraception. He has taken extraordinary steps to force reconsideration
Teaming and ready for victory said Richard “Dickie” Cranwell Virginia Democratic Party chair at an 8:30 Roanoke Rally held at Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Roanoke. Governor Tim Kaine led of followed by Steve Shannon the Attorney General candidate, Jody Wagner the Lt. Governor candidate and finally Creigh Deeds candidate for governor.
Shannon called told the crowd that, “it was their election to win or lose.” Wagner had her husband Allen in tow – a rarity she told the crowd. Gov. Kaine said, “Fire Station No. 1 is like our good karma … our touch stone.”
It was Deeds final speech to energize a crowd of supporters fearful of the outcome but cheering and jeering at the polls showing Deeds behind as much as 18 points. Deeds asked them to be “all in these last hours … it’s about all of us together.”
With that it was over as Governor Kaine had pictures made with him and the ticket went for donuts and coffee set up at the table.
With cards on the political table were also Gwen Mason running for the 17th, Delegate Onzlee Ware running for reelection in the 11th as well as Sheriff, Frank Garrett and Commissioner of Revenue Sherman Holland. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.