WASHINGTON (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine officially became chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday afternoon, succeeding Howard Dean.
"Howard, I have no doubt that any future success that we have will be due in large part to your incredible work," Kaine told Dean. "I feel like I am taking over for someone who just won three Super Bowls in a row."
Kaine’s election wasn’t completely unanimous: When Dean, presiding over his final meeting of the committee, asked for a single voice vote on Kaine’s candidacy, he was answered by party members with an overwhelming chorus of “yea.”
But there was apparently one objection - a single "nay" emerged from somewhere in the audience of DNC members.
Dean is now known as "chairman emeritus."