Former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine spent Saturday night hosting a fundraiser for a Prince William Board of County Supervisors candidate.
Kaine endorsed fellow Democrat Babur Lateef, a physician
who is taking on board Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) in the Nov. 8 election. Kaine, a U.S. Senate candidate, headlined a reception of about 100 people hosted at the Prince William Association of Realtors’ office in Woodbridge. He helped Lateef’s campaign raise just under $25,000, said Mike McLaughlin, Lateef’s campaign manager. McLaughlin said the maximum contribution possible was $2,500, to abide by federal fundraising guidelines because Kaine is a candidate seeking the seat of U.S. Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) in the 2012 election. Even though Kaine did not collect campaign donations Saturday, Lateef’s campaign must abide by federal campaign fundraising guidelines with Kaine involved, McLaughlin said.
Webb announced his resignation from the Senate this year.
Lateef may have some catching up to do: Stewart raised $234,000 in a single evening hosting regional business executives recently.