Kaine’s brother-in-law running for attorney general in Oregon

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Tim Kaine isn’t the only one in his family on the ballot this year.


Tim Kaine (Associated Press)

Dwight Holton, the former U.S. attorney for Oregon, recently announced his candidacy for the May Democratic primary — which was the source of political gossip at the party’s shindig Saturday in Richmond.

Holton, who is the brother of Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, grew up in Virginia. He lived as a child in the executive mansion when his father, Linwood Holton, was governor. He worked in the administration of former governor L. Douglas Wilder (D) before becoming an aide in the Clinton White House.

Holton was named an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon in 1997. In 2008, The Washington Post reported that Kaine, then governor, recommended his brother-in-law to be U.S. attorney in Alexandria. Instead, he became U.S. attorney in Oregon in February 2010.

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