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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Conservative group targets Tim Kaine on bus tour

A powerful conservative group is embarking on a tour across the state to tell Virginians that U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine hurt families by “saddling the state with debt and proposing higher taxes.”

Speakers include Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R), political consultant Dick Morris and Americans for Prosperity and tea party activists.

AFP’s “Real Facts. Real Solutions: Tell Tim Kaine His Policies Hurt Virginia!” bus tour starts Tuesday and includes stops in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince Williams counties as well as Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Virginia Beach and Harrisonburg.

“We will be rallying with fellow patriots to tell Tim Kaine that his policies do nothing to create jobs, end wasteful spending or reduce the size of government,’’ said Audrey Jackson, AFP state director.

Americans for Prosperity, a group founded with support from the billionaire Koch brothers, advocates lower taxes and smaller government and has long involved itself in tax issues in Virginia and across the nation.

The organization, which has its national headquarters in Arlington County and a state chapter in Richmond, played a significant role in the Republican takeover of the U.S. House in 2010 and has aired $7 million in anti-Obama TV ads during this election cycle.

Kaine faces George Allen (R) in the race for governor.

“The only candidate in this race who helped turn a record surplus into a massive deficit and saddled Americans with trillions in new debt is George Allen,” Kaine spokeswoman Lily Adams said. “While George Allen was busy toeing the party line by supporting policies that drove our economy to the brink of collapse, Tim Kaine’s approach helped Virginia earn accolades like the ‘Best State for Business.’ No amount of unlimited outside money can paper over George Allen’s failed, divisive record from his six years in the Senate. Virginians can’t afford to send him back.”

See the bus tour schedule below.

June 27:

Fairfax rally 6:30 p.m. Exit Advantage Realty, (11130 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA) (intersection of 50 & 7)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Tracy Henke, AFP executive vice president

Julie Williams, AFP activist and tea party member

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

June 28:

Roanoke Rally 9:30am Roanoke Civic Center Parking Lot (parking lot A), (710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA)

Speakers:

Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Gregory Honeycutt, Roanoke Tea Party chair, Tracy Henke, AFP executive vice president

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

Ken Cuccinelli (T), attorney general of Virginia

Lynchburg Rally 12:30pm Wyndhurst Park (117 Tradewynd Drive, Lynchburg, VA)

Speakers:

Jackson, AFP-VA state director

George Caylor, AFP activist

Tracy Henke, AFP executive vice president

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

Harrisonburg Rally 5:30pm at Courthouse Square (Main Street)

Speakers:

Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Donna Moser, Rockingham County Tea Party chair

Tracy Henke, AFP executive vice president

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show, contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

June 29:

VA Beach Rally 9:30am ( 505 South Independence Boulevard, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Tim Phillips, AFP president

Waverly Woods, Hampton Roads Tea Party chair

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  president of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News contributor

Richmond Rally at 1:00pm Poe’s Pub, (2706 E Main Street, Richmond, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Tim Phillips, AFP president

Gary Baugh, Mechanicsville Tea Party chair

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  president of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News contributor

Prince William County Rally  6:30pm  L&B Pizzeria (5401 Mapledale Place, Woodbridge, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Tim Phillips, AFP president

Tito Munoz, AFP activist and businessman

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  president of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News Contributor

Dick Morris, writer and Fox News contributor

June 30:

Loudoun 10:00 a.m.  Hampton Inn (22700 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, VA)

Speakers:

Audrey Jackson, AFP-VA state director

Tim Phillips, AFP president

John Jaggers, Loudoun County Tea Party chair

Tony Katz, host of the Tony Katz Show and contributor to Breitbart.com, Daily Caller and TownHall.com

Kate Obenshain,  president of Young Americas Foundation and Fox News contributor

Dick Morris, writer and Fox News Contributor

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