Senator Kaine in Norfolk to discuss Virginia state security

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Senator Tim Kaine made a stop in Norfolk Monday for a discussion centered around security plans to keep Virginians safe. 

Kaine was joined by Democratic congressional candidates Elaine Luria, a 20-year Navy veteran who retired as a Commander, and Abigail Spenberger, a former CIA and federal law enforcement officer. Also joining the discussion in Norfolk is Michael Fuchs, who is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Special Advisor to the Secretary of State. 

Topics of the discussion laid out the participants’ vision for smart national security, defense, and public safety policies to help keep Virginians safe from threats at home and abroad. Some of these topics included North Korea, military readiness, and gun safety. The event was held today at the Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch of the Norfolk Public Library at 11 a.m. with over 75 community members in attendance.

“Being on Armed Services and Foreign Relations, every day we’ve got to reduce the risk of unnecessary war, and then raise the chance that if we should be in a war, at least our country will prevail,” said Senator Kaine during todays discussion. He also spoke on the Defense Authorizing bill he worked on and will be signing, saying that it will bring a pay raise to the military and a, “robust build-out of shipbuilding, which is going to affect Hampton Roads in a very positive way.”

Senator Kaine and candidates Luria and Spenberger will be having a second discussion later this afternoon in Henrico County.

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