Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine is unveiling another new television ad today, highlighting the broad outlines of his economic plan. The 30-second spot, called “Tomorrow,” promotes the former governor’s ideas for investing in business, infrastructure, education and workforce training. It will run in major media markets statewide, according to Kaine’s campaign, which has reserved $4.5 million worth of advertising time through Election Day.
Kaine is battling Republican George Allen, a former governor and senator, for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Jim Webb. The closely watched race, unfolding in a key presidential battleground state, is triggering millions of dollars in spending by the campaigns and by special interest groups trying to influence its outcome. Kaine rolled out his first ad last week. Allen’s first ads aired shortly after his June primary victory.
“Across all parts of the Commonwealth I’ve heard time and again that we need leaders in Washington who can work together to support our small businesses, rebuild our roads and bridges, and ensure the next generation of workers have the skills to compete in a global economy,” said Kaine. “After discussions with business owners, community leaders, and educators, I’ve laid out strategies that will strengthen our economy and create jobs throughout our Commonwealth and the nation.”
– Michael Sluss