WASHINGTON–Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine–speaking Tuesday morning to a meeting of Democrats–told them he is all but in the Virginia Senate race. Or at least that was the impression he left with people I talked to who were there.
Kaine, a former Virginia governor and mayor of Richmond, addressed a breakfast session of a DNC group of local leaders called “Democratic Municipal Officials,” meeting at the same time and in the same place where the National League of Cities was holding its annual conference here
A person who was there passed along that Kaine said—and this is a paraphrase of his quote–that although he had one of the greatest jobs in the world, Kaine said was all but assured that he would run.
Virginia Democrats are looking for a 2012 contender because Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) announced that after one term he will not seek re-election.