Virginia's Senator


“A Senator who understands that it is people, not politics that come first.”

As an undergraduate at American University, I first came across Senator Mark Warner at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2011 Fiscal Summit, where he was speaking with some of his fellow “Gang of Six” senators about how a comprehensive solution to our national debt required a bipartisan coalition, not an effort divided among party lines.

It was this introduction to Senator Warner that inspired me to learn more about him.

As an intern for Sen. Warner’s re-election campaign, I have learned that my initial instinct was right. Senator Warner has spent his entire public career working with people of all different political views. Using the common desire to build a better, stronger America, Mark Warner has facilitated change that communities throughout Virginia still see and feel.

I was excited to help out on his “Working Together” tour last week, where I was able to see firsthand the impact that the Senator’s work has had throughout Virginia. I even attended the Arlington kick off event, where I was joined by hundreds of other supporters to hear Senator Warner and Senator Kaine talk about the importance of compromise in today’s divisive political climate.

Whether it’s helping to compile news articles about the Senator, contacting newspapers about upcoming events, or reaching out to supporters from across the Commonwealth, I know that my internship helps Senator Warner continue his efforts to move Virginia forward everyday.

I am proud to be interning for a Senator who understands that it is people, not politics that come first. I am already looking forward to the summer and to being a part of a great re-election effort.

Jeff Raines

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