Mark Warner: Still a Vice-Presidential Candidate?
I found this tidbit from Chris Cillizza's latest analysis of U.S. Senate races to be really interesting: Every one assumes that former governor Mark ...
I found this tidbit from Chris Cillizza's latest analysis of U.S. Senate races to be really interesting:
Every one assumes that former governor Mark Warner's (D) decision to run for the Senate in 2008 means he isn't in the vice presidential sweepstakes. Don't be so sure. Former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, a key Warner supporter, would love to be in the Senate and would almost certainly be willing to step in if Warner was named as the veep choice of either Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton(N.Y.) or Barack Obama (Ill.).
Warner is an intriguing possibility as a running mate because, unlike current Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, I actually think he's popular enough to swing the state and its 13 electoral votes to Democratic nominee.
I'm starting to wonder whether both parties are more likely to choose a former governor as a running mate than a current governor. The Democrats have Warner, Evan Bayh and Tom Vilsack. The Republicans, of course, have Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.
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