Kaine Unveils Spanish-Language Ad

August 24, 2012 2:47 pmBy: 

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine today unveiled his first Spanish-language television and radio advertisements, hoping to appeal to Virginia’s Hispanic and Latino voters.  Republican George Allen’s campaign said Kaine was “story-telling for the votes of a Latino community disproportionately hit hard by the failed economic policies he championed.”

The ad entitled “Valores” (“Values”) features Tim Kaine speaking in Spanish. He recalls his experiences as a missionary in Latin America and highlights his efforts as governor to invest in education and support Virginia’s small and minority-owned businesses. In the ad, Kaine tells voters that “as your Senator, I will continue to invest in education and support immigration reform.”

“My campaign for Senate has been about bringing people together to help solve our economic challenges,” said Kaine. “I hope to engage all Virginians to get involved in our campaign because I understand the value in a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and skills. It has been a privilege to work with Virginia’s Latino community as governor and mayor to improve educational opportunities and support our small businesses. If elected to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate, these are the values I will take with me to Washington.”

“Tim Kaine is story-telling for the votes of a Latino community disproportionately hit hard by the failed economic policies he championed. Hispanics have struggled to find work and now over two million more live in poverty under the Obama/Kaine tax and regulate agenda,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for the George Allen campaign. “While Virginia lost over 100,000 jobs, Tim Kaine diminished education by making ‘significant cuts’ to higher education that led to over a 30 percent increase in tuition. With a record of 300,000 jobs added, George Allen invested in K-12 and higher education, helping make college more affordable by freezing tuition and starting savings plans. Latino Americans deserve the opportunity to learn and find a job in an economy free from Tim Kaine’s threats of higher taxes and more regulations.”

The thirty-second television ad and sixty-second radio ad will air in major media markets across Virginia and represent the beginning of a sustained Spanish-language media buy that will continue through Election Day. Kaine has also engaged Virginia Latinos through a comprehensive Spanish language website (www.kaineforva.com/es), a consistent presence in Spanish-language media, and numerous events with Latino business and community leaders. In January 2012, more than 100 Virginians launched Latinos for Kaine to share Kaine’s record and values with their friends and neighbors.

Comments

More Top Stories

  • Education Langley Oakton Top Stories Langley, Oakton students featured in “Sleepless in America”

    Langley, Oakton students featured in “Sleepless in America”

    Students from Langley High School and Oakton High School, Superintendent Karen K. Garza, and Fairfax County School Board member Sandy Evans will be featured in “Sleepless in America,” a television show on sleep deprivation produced by the National Geographic Channel, premiering Sunday, November 30, at 8 p.m. The show focuses on the sleep-loss epidemic in the U.S. and explores the health consequences of sleeping too little.  Sleep researchers from the University of Chicago and Oregon Health and Science University are […]

    Read more →
  • Military Top Stories Warner, Kane back toughening Military Lending Act

    Warner, Kane back toughening Military Lending Act

    U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with 40 of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter in support of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) plan to update the Military Lending Act (MLA) and close existing loopholes to better protect servicemembers and their families from abusive financial practices.  The letter, sent to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, expresses strong support for the proposed new rule to help prevent lenders from charging excessive fees and taking advantage of military […]

    Read more →
  • Top Stories Transportation Wintry mix in store Wednesday as Thanksgiving trips commence

    Wintry mix in store Wednesday as Thanksgiving trips commence

    It couldn’t come at a worse time. The dread Mid-Atlantic wintry mix is closing in on Fairfax and the D.C. area just in time for Wednesday, traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year, as families and friends reunite for the Thanksgiving holiday. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are preparing for a mix of rain and snow expected across northern Virginia Wednesday. About 400 trucks will be staged throughout Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties early Wednesday morning […]

    Read more →
  • Military Top Stories NORAD exercises over the Washington area Monday night

    NORAD exercises over the Washington area Monday night

    Russia has been flexing its muscles lately, sending long-range bombers around the globe, from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. While no one is saying there’s any connection, the North American Aerospace Defense Command says it will be conducting exercises over the Washington area between midnight tonight (Monday) and 2 a.m. Tuesday. The exercises are carefully planned and closely controlled, NORAD said in a press advisory, adding that NORAD has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. […]

    Read more →
  • Consumers Top Stories WaPo to Washington: Drop dead

    WaPo to Washington: Drop dead

    Ever since billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, there’s been the expectation that he would come up with a mind-bending digital solution to the enigma the Internet presents to newspapers and other print publications. “Maybe he’ll give every subscriber a Kindle,” one journalist speculated at a local watering hole shortly after Bezos bought the paper in the summer of 2013. It turns out to be just the opposite: Subscribers have to have their own Kindle Fire (the […]

    Read more →
  • Police & Crime Top Stories Vienna Transit police release sketch of carjacking “person of interest”

    Transit police release sketch of carjacking “person of interest”

      Metro Transit Police today released a composite sketch of a person of interest wanted for questioning in acarjacking/kidnapping that occurred on November 12 shortly before 10:30 p.m. at the Vienna Metrorail Station parking lot. The victim reported that a suspect approached her vehicle as she was exiting the Vienna Metrorail Station, displayed a handgun, entered the vehicle and forced her to drive to several establishments in Prince George’s County to withdraw cash and make purchases. The suspect released the victim at the […]

    Read more →
  • Arlington County Government Top Stories Transportation Arlington scraps street cars, Bulova “saddened and disappointed”

    Arlington scraps street cars, Bulova “saddened and disappointed”

    Bowing to growing community opposition, the Arlington County Board of Supervisors is driving a stake through the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects, also effectively killing an ambitious program to encourage high-density development in both areas. The action follows the victory of streetcar opponent John Vihstadt to the Arlington board in the recent election. Vihstadt, who has labeled the streetcar project as “financial and operational albatross,” won a special election to the board in April, replacing transit advocate Chris Zimmerman. The […]

    Read more →
  • Police & Crime Top Stories Vienna Transit police investigate carjacking at Vienna Metro

    Transit police investigate carjacking at Vienna Metro

    Metro Transit Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a person of interest in a carjacking/kidnapping investigation. At approximately 12:40 a.m. Thursday, Metro Transit Police were notified of a carjacking/kidnapping incident. The victim reported that a suspect approached her vehicle as she was exiting the Vienna Metrorail Station, displayed a handgun, entered the vehicle and forced her to drive to several ATMs to withdraw cash.  The suspect released the victim at the New Carrollton Metrorail Station in Maryland and […]

    Read more →