Kaine’s campaign “doesn’t rely on special interests”?

Mike Henry, campaign manager for Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate, mailed out a campaign email this afternoon that caught my attention.

Entitled, “BREAKING: The Cavalry Strikes Again,” Henry entreats potential Kaine backers to donate funds because outside groups are supposedly going to run ads that criticize Kaine’s record.

Henry likely fears ads that will be critcal of Kaine as DNC chair championing ObamaCare when he said it will “go down in history as one of the great achievements of this president” and his attempted release of a notorious murderer, Jens Soering, after only two years of prison despite receiving two life sentences, in order to save the Commonwealth money.

I can see why Henry would be a little nervous having that record exposed.

But what takes the cake was this whopper delivered in the middle of the email:

“This campaign doesn’t rely on special interests with deep pockets. We’re relying on you.”

I about fell out of my chair.

Is this the same Kaine campaign that has:

1) An AFL-CIO endorsement
2) Colluded with LCV
3) $5k a plate DC fundraisers with Chuck Schumer
4) Gone hat-in-hand to Hollywood’s left of the left

Maybe those “deep pockets” don’t count. Or maybe Virginia Democrats ought to consider their alternatives.

  • Agreed. Tim Kaine’s donors are the definition of deep pockets, mainly lawyers, executives and the finance industry. The most frequent donation is $2500 which is the individual per candidate limit. Very few under $200. Here is his top 10 political PACs:

    Barbara Boxer $10,000
    Daniel Inouye $10,000
    Harry Reid $10,000
    Patrick Leahy $10,000
    Charles Schumer $10,000
    Mark Warner $10,000
    Jack Reed $7,500
    Tom Carper $7,500
    Ben Nelson 5,000
    Dick Durbin $5,000
    Kay Hagan $5,000
    Kent Conrad $4,000
    Carl Levin $4,000

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