Tim Kaine set to take the oath of office

Former Gov. Tim Kaine is about to become Senator Tim Kaine as the 113th Congress is sworn in.

Earlier today, Kaine released this message to Virginia voters:

Kaine thanked his supporters, but also recognized the challenges that remain unsolved for our nation from a 112th Congress that failed to take action he said. He also quoted Lincoln by pointing out that while passions might sometimes cause relations between those with different political persuasions to become strained, we should all remain friends. He concluded by saying that it is his hope to serve in a way that will make all Virginians “proud”.