Sen. Tim Kaine will seek reelection in 2024, bringing sigh of relief for Democrats

Sen. Tim Kaine announced Friday he will seek a third term, which is welcome news for Democrats as they face a tough 2024 cycle. Kaine, who has represented Virginia

in the U.S. Senate since 2013, said "there is so much to be done." "I am happy to announce that I will seek re-election in 2024 to keep delivering results for Virginia,"

he said in a statement. "I've been honored to serve people as a missionary, civil rights lawyer, and elected official at the local, state, and federal levels. I love the

Commonwealth and its citizens and want to keep being your Senator." Kaine handily won reelection in 2018, and Virginia is considered a must-keep seat for Democrats with

control of the chamber on the line. Democrats have more than twice as many Senate seats to defend in 2024 as Republicans. This is a developing story. Please check

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