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+Tim Kaine (D) i
1,910,370
57.00%
Corey Stewart (R)
1,374,313
41.01%
Matt Waters (L)
61,565
1.84%
w/ins
5,125
0.15%

3,351,373

Plurality 536,057 votes (15.99 percentage points).
VA Department of Elections




Notes:  Sen. Tim Kaine (D), seeking a second term, was heavily favored over
Prince William County Board chairman Corey Stewart (R).  Also in the race was Matt Waters (L).

Kaine achieved a national profile in Fall 2016 as Hillary Clinton's running mate, touted as "America's Dad." 

Stewart is a controversial figure.  In the June 12 Republican primary he defeated Del. Nick Freitas by 44.87% to 43.14% and 11.99% for E.W. Jackson.  He has said, "I was Trump before Trump was Trump," is a defender of Confederate heritage, claims credit for "implementing the nation’s toughest crackdown on illegal immigration," and served for a time as Virginia chairman of Trump's campaign before being removed in Oct. 2016.  The media ran many reports of Republican leaders and candidates distancing themselves from Stewart. 

Kaine and Stewart participated in three debates: on July 21 at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs hosted by the Virginia Bar Association (+); on Sept. 26 at Capital One in Tysons hosted by NBC 4/WRC-TV (+); and on Oct. 2 at WCVE studios in Richmond (+).

The finances of this race were extremely lopsided; according to Open Secrets, the Kaine campaign spent $18.5 million compared to just $2.7 million for the Stewart campaign (+).

Campaign Managers:
Tim Kaine: 
Keren Dongo
(announced July 2017)  Deputy state director and legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine from Feb. 2013.  Deputy director of the Hillary for America campaign in Virginia.  VA Victory 2012 Coordinated Campaign director, Jan.-Dec. 2012. Deputy field director at the ONE Campaign, Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011.  Political director on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for governor.  Outreach and political director of the 2008 Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Communications and policy director at Tenants and Workers United, 2007-08.  An adviser to U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (VA).  M.A. in government from Regent University's Robertson School of Government; J.D. from University of the District of Columbia School of Law, 2016; B.A. in political science from University of Michigan, 2001. 

Corey Stewart:  Matt Brown
(Dec. 2017)  Various roles on Ted Cruz's presidential campaign from Feb. 2016, starting as poltical director in SC, then working in OH, AZ and CA.  Campaign manager on Sturtevant for Senate (VA), Feb. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Political director on McSally for Congress, April-Dec. 2014.  Political sales for NCC Media, Dec. 2013-April 2014.  Director of the Arlington (VA) Victory office for the Republican Party of Virginia, May-Dec. 2013.  Regional director on Corey Stewart for Lt. Governor, Dec. 2012-May 2013.  Director of the North Chesterfield Victory office for the Republican Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2012.  Assistant baseball coach at Hampden-Sydney College, Jan. 2011-June 2012.  B.A. in political science and government from Hampden-Sydney College, 2010.






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