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Sen. Kaine: ‘Miserable’ commute became a survival project


FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sen. Tim Kaine left his home in Richmond for his usual two-hour commute to the U.S. Capitol after Monday’s snowstorm, eager to negotiate over voting rights legislation and preside over the Senate on Tuesday morning. Instead, he was stranded all night on a stretch of Interstate 95 where trucks lost control on the icy pavement, trapping hundreds of drivers in temperatures that dropped to 15 degrees. The Democrat tells radio station WTOP that he worried about the families running out of fuel and food, but at least they had body heat to share. Late Tuesday afternoon, he tweeted that after 27 hours on the road, he’d finally made it to his destination.

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