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Could Anonymous GOP Fundraising Lead to Another Watergate?

Complete Premium video at: Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine calls the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling "radical," and suggests that unlimited anonymous contributions to conservative political groups may lead to a Watergate-sized scandal. "We feel like anybody who's putting ads up on the air ought to disclose who's paying for them so that the American public can know," says Kaine. ----- At a Oct. 14 Monitor breakfast, Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine discussed the Tea Party's affect on Democratic races, campaign finance disclosure, negative political advertisements, and Organizing for America's "Get Out the Vote" campaign. - The Christian Science Monitor Governor Tim Kaine was elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee on January 21, 2009. Governor Kaine served as the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until January 2010. During his tenure as Governor, Virginia was recognized as the best state for business in America ( 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; CNBC 2007, 2009), the top-performing state government in America (Governing Magazine, 2008) and the state where "a child is most likely to have a successful life" (Education Week, 2007). Under Governor Kaine's leadership, Virginia had one of the highest median incomes and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, even during the toughest economy since the 1930's. As a political leader, Governor Kaine helped Virginia Democrats regain two U.S. Senate seats, a majority of Virginia's Congressional delegation and control of the state Senate. In addition, as the national co-chair of Obama for America, he campaigned in 15 states for the President and helped Virginia deliver its 13 electoral votes to a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1964. Prior to serving as Governor, Kaine served four terms on the Richmond City Council, including two terms as Mayor, and he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2001.
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