Lt. Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor, Tim Kaine was in Bristol last night. He layed out a six point plan for Southwest Virginia. I've typed them below:
Support infrastructure improvements in transportation, communication and technology to better link Southwest Virginia to the rest of the commonwealth.
Support the creation of public wireless Internet access areas.
Support the location of the Virginia Information Technology Agency’s (VITA) backup data center in Southwest Virginia.
Invest further resources in UVa-Wise.
Support programs like Virginia’s Economic Bridge that links workers in Southwest Virginia with Northern Virginia employers through technology.
Promote natural and scenic assets, like Breaks Interstate Park and rails-to-trails projects, to attract tourism.
Polls indicate that Tim Kaine is doing best in Southwest Virginia, and he's been heavily courting it. He was here in Bristol yesterday, in Jonesville today, and swinging up a little west of Roanoke later. I think if Kaine wins a majority of the counties here (i.e. Russell, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan), he will defeat Jerry Kilgore.
Okay, I'm gonna go sleep a while now.