DNC chair 'likely' to run for Senate
March 14th, 2011
01:50 PM ET
11 years ago

DNC chair 'likely' to run for Senate

Washington (CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine told students at the University of Richmond Monday that he is "likely" to run for Senate in Virginia.

"In response to a student's question, Governor Kaine told his law school class today what is already widely known which is that he is increasingly likely to run," said Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokesman. "However, no final decision will be made or announced until the governor has had a final round of consultations with folks about how he can best serve the President, the people and the causes he cares about; he is assured that the Democratic Party will be in good hands should he choose to make the race and leave the DNC; he has the support that would be necessary to mount a successful campaign and he completes commitments for travel and fundraising he has made to the Party and the President through at least the end of the month."

Kaine, a former governor of the Commonwealth, has been considering running for the seat currently held by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia. Webb recently announced that he would not seek a second term.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hope Kaine can beat the Macaca Man. We already have enough lazy worthless lying republicans in the senate.

    March 14, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Sebastian Kent

    Disappointing that Webb would bail out after only 1 term – but it's great to have a former 2-term, well respected Governor in the wings ready to run.

    Perhaps we can find a job for Webb at the Pentagon.

    As far as the DNC is concerned, whose the next smart, astute, mid-South or Southwestern Democrat we can chose that will be attuned to the "pulse" in those areas and can help expand the electoral map for Barack Obama?

    March 14, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I can only hope Virginians will be smart enough to elect another democratic senator from Virginia, otherwise Virginia will have to reprint their bumper stickers, "Virginia is for Lunatics.'

    March 14, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. THINK123

    Another lame brain demo, just what congress needs.

    March 14, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. rlcommenter

    No No No anyone but Kaine for Virginia Politics.. He's the one who speaks of the wonders of HOT LANES in Virginia.. He tells others to get them... He said they could be built without causing problems... 5 times a week I travel the Beltway – 5 times a week I curse Kaine when my traffic slows to a crawl because of his HOT LANE construction... If he had to live with the delays he wouldn't lie about the process like he did..

    March 14, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |