Kaine says he's running
Former governor Tim Kaine says he's in the race for the U.S. Senate after taking a couple of months to mull over a run for the seat that will be vacated by fellow Dem Jim Webb.
On the Republican side, another former governor, George Allen, wants back his old seat in the Senate that he lost to Webb in 2006.
In a campaign video, Kaine notes that as governor, "I helped lead Virginia through the toughest economy in 70 years." He also touts investments in key priorities like education, rail, cleaning the Bay, and saving open space, which in Albemarle includes the controversial purchase of Biscuit Run as a state park.
Kaine currently is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.