ROANOKE, Va.—Eleven months out, and the candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are hard at work.
Tuesday, Democrat Tim Kaine brought his campaign to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.
A higher education bond package that Kaine supported helped to finance the medical school.
Kaine told reporters it's the kind of investment and innovation the state and the nation needs.
To get a bit of the lay of the land on the resdearch that's being done and then how this medical program is developing makes me feel very good because I was involved," Kaine told reporters after a tour, "but also it's exactly the thing we need to be doing in our commonwealth and nation, which is focusing on brain power and innovation."
Kaine was also scheduled to attend a fundraiser for his Senate campaign during his visit to western Virginia. Republican George Allen is scheduled to campaign in Danville on Wednesday.