From Tim Kaine's campaign:
Tim Kaine Statement on Death of Sophie Ann Salley
Richmond, VA -Tim Kaine released the following statement on the death of Richmond-area Democratic activist Sophie Ann Salley:
"I first met Sophie Salley at a polling place long ago and saw her subsequently at countless party meetings, candidate meet and greets, conventions and election season barbecues. I was thrilled to have her at our campaign's first volunteer night just last week. Her enthusiastic love of policy, politics and the Democratic Party separated her from the many who can't be bothered with the institutions that we create to make "by of and for the people" real. She pursued her passion with a smile on her face and with no rancor toward anyone with different views. Sophie believed politics was not just necessary but good so long as citizens take their own end of the bargain seriously. I join many others who will miss her dearly."