Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine

ABOUT GOVERNOR KAINE |  Timothy M. Kaine (D) was elected Virginia Governor in 2006. He served as governor through the Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007 and was selectedto head-up the Democratic National Committee after Howard Dean stepped down in early 2009. Kaine has faced a lot of criticism for focusing on his DNC position, perhaps over his own job as governor. His success or failure in that position will likely rest on who succeeds him - fellow Democrat Creigh Deeds, or Republican challenger Robert F. McDonnell.

Timothy M. Kaine
Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine. (AP Photo -- Dean Hoffmeyer)

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Former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine says it is "increasingly likely" he will run for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Democrat James Webb, who is not seeking reelection.
Virginia Senate race verging toward Kaine vs. Allen (Post, March 18, 2011; 7:25 AM)
DNC chair Tim Kaine leans further toward U.S. Senate run (Post, March 15, 2011; 1:01 PM)
Virginia Sen. Webb won't run for reelection, leaving Democrats looking to Kaine (Post, March 15, 2011; 11:28 AM)
Ex-Rep. Tom Perriello might run for Senate in Va. if Tim Kaine doesn't (Post, February 16, 2011; 9:21 PM)

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