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Despite Rise Within Party, a Mixed Record

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine helped Democrats make significant electoral gains in the Commonwealth, was an early supporter of President Obama, and gained enough national attention to be named Democratic National Committee chairman, but closes his term as governor -- and likely his career in elected office -- without achieving most of his top campaign goals.

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Kaine bittersweet in farewell speech
Article | Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine took credit for helping the commonwealth weather the worst economy since the Great Depression in his final address to a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday, but he acknowledged he leaves office with his state still facing serious challenges.
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Kaine's to-do list is unfinished
Article | RICHMOND -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine entered office four years ago with ambitious plans to take on some of the state's most entrenched problems -- reshaping the relationship between land use and development, raising teacher salaries to the national average, expanding early education opportu...

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