Between 2001 and 2009, when Tim Kaine was Lt. Governor and Governor, he received over $162,000 in gifts. Some of those gifts came from the largest electric power company in the state, Dominion Power and some came from a drug company soon after their company was located in Virginia.
Kaine’s gifts included an $18,000 vacation in the Caribbean and $5,500 in clothes. (Bob McDonnell went to trial for much less, but he’s a Republican. And Kaine doesn’t appear to be wearing a Rolex.) Obama’s campaign gave Kaine the most money, $45,075 for travel during the Obama campaign.
We have previously reported that Senator Kaine is Hillary’s first choice for Vice President. Now that this story is out, here, here, and here, will this derail Hillary’s choice of Kaine? These gifts will no doubt be scrutinized over the next four months if Kaine becomes the Vice Presidential nominee.