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Tim Kaine Endorses VA-01 Nominee Qasim Rashid


Kaine says Rashid “is a champion for working people”

STAFFORD, VA – Today Senator Tim Kaine, a longtime public servant and  the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, endorsed Qasim Rashid’s campaign for Congress in Virginia’s First Congressional District.

“I’m proud to endorse and support Qasim Rashid’s campaign for Congress in Virginia’s 1st District,” said Kaine. “He is a champion for working people, and as a human rights attorney he has shown a commitment to compassion through action. He knows the importance of raising wages, lowering the cost of healthcare, and doing everything possible to help families close the distance between the American reality and the American Dream. I was a civil rights lawyer for 17 years, and I taught Qasim during law school. I can’t wait to welcome another leader to Washington in the fight for human dignity.”

“This is an honor,” said Rashid. “Senator Kaine’s long record of service is an inspiration to me, and he’s been a personal inspiration since I was his student back at University of Richmond Law. He lives his values and we’re all better for it.”

Rashid will compete in the general election against independent Shawn Ponterio and incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Wittman on November 3.