Sen. Tim Kaine embarks on 5-day tour of Virginia

FILE - In this July 22, 2015 file photo, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kaine is backing the international accord with Iran.The former Democratic Party chairman made the announcement on Tuesday in a speech on the Senate floor. He says the deal takes Iran's nuclear program that was on the verge of success and disables it for many years through peaceful diplomatic means. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is embarking on a five-day tour of Virginia that focuses on job creation and economic development.

The Democrat plans to start the tour Monday at the Hampton VA Medical Center. He and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner are expected to speak at a Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce forum later Monday in Virginia Beach.

Kaine also has a visit to Richmond on his schedule Tuesday. He’ll meet with black business leaders before visiting the Amazon facility in Chester.

On Wednesday Kaine will start a two-day tour along U.S. Route 58 with stops planned in Emporia, South Hill, Boydton, South Boston, Danville, Martinsville, Hillsville, Galax and Pulaski.

He’ll participate in a discussion on prescription drug abuse in Radford on Friday before making stops in Roanoke and Lexington.

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