Kaine Talks Transitions, Turnover in Richmond

 Gov. Tim Kaine (D) has pledged a smooth transition from his administration to that of governor-elect Bob McDonnell (R).

Kaine, who worked hard to defeat McDonnell, said the two men had a productive telephone conversation Wednesday morning.

“It’s important to get this transition right because of the challenging times and I think we’ll definitely set a standard about how to do that,” the governor told reporters at a news conference.

Kaine — who serves as chairman of the Democratic National Committee — also spent time talking about the impact this election will have on his party.

“We’ve turned the state into a very competitive state,” Kaine said. “I don’t think either party can any longer take Virginia for granted.”

The now-lame duck governor wouldn’t definitively rule out another run for office, but said he’s likely run his last race.

After January’s inauguration, Kaine and his family plan to move back to their Richmond home, where they will live while Kaine flies across the country as a full-time DNC chairman.








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