ONE Campus Challenge members at the University of Richmond had a wonderful opportunity this week to hear directly from Virginia’s senate candidates, George Allen and Tim Kaine. Each candidate had 30 minutes to answer identical questions from our university president and forum moderator, Dr. Ayers. We listened carefully to the candidates when they answered a question about foreign policy.
Senator Allen focused on trade, economic growth and the importance of befriending fellow democracies. Governor Kaine talked about US efforts to fight hunger, innovations in agriculture and America’s critical role on the global stage. After the forum, we had an opportunity to speak with Tim Kaine and tell him why we think the 1 percent we spend on international development is a worthwhile investment. We hope to see both candidates on the campaign trail soon!
-Kevin Kindler, OCC Leader, University of Richmond