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Kaine to Head DNC?

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The Washington-Post is citing two unnamed sources connected to the Obama Administration that say Governor Tim Kaine will be tapped as the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee.

Kaine is expected to stay on as Virginia’s Governor through the balance of his term, eventually heading to Washington to lead the party’s operation.

If this appointment does indeed happen, it will contradict the Governor’s earlier claim that he wasn’t interested in the post.  In fact, shortly after the election, Governor Kaine said that the role of DNC chairman was not “consistent with being governor.”

Kaine played an important role in Barack Obama‘s win in Virginia and was rumored to be considered for a prominent position in his administration. The Governor pledged that he would not leave Richmond before his term ended. By taking on this appointment he can remain in the Governor’s mansion, while still being close to Obama.

In addition to rumors about a potential Obama cabinet position, Mr. Kaine is also rumored to be interested in replacing the outgoing Eugene Trani as the President of VCU. If this report turns out to be true, that speculation will likely end.

We have calls out attempting to confirm the report. I’ll have an update when we learn more.

**UPDATE**

The Associated Press is now confirming the report that Kaine will take on the role of DNC Chair.

Written by Ryan Nobles

January 4, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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