Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineObama surprises staffers at Dem campaign office with doughnuts Ex-GOP Sen. Warner endorses Virginia Democrat over Dave Brat Ex-GOP senator endorses Democrat in Virginia House race MORE (D-Va.) coasted into his second time period within the Senate on Tuesday, beating controversial Republican challenger Corey Stewart.
Kaine, who has deep roots in Virginia from years of holding public workplace, had far surpassed Stewart in fundraising within the race, which the Cook dinner Political Report had rated a “strong” Democratic one.
Stewart, the top of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, garnered controversy final 12 months throughout his bid for the GOP nomination for governor when he pledged to guard Accomplice monuments and take away undocumented immigrants residing within the state.
In a race that noticed Republican strategists apprehensive that Stewart’s controversial profile might stymie GOP voter turnout, Kaine’s swift victory might bode effectively for Democrats as polls shut throughout the nation.
Kaine was Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump pauses Missouri campaign rally after woman collapses Eva Longoria endorses Democrat in toss-up Texas House race Feehery: Another crossroads election MORE‘s working mate in the course of the 2016 presidential election. He additionally served as mayor of Richmond, in addition to lieutenant governor and governor in Virginia.