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Va. Governor Mum On Obama Running Mate Slot

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine isn't adding to
talk that he's on Barack Obama's shortlist for running mates.
Kaine appeared Tuesday on a Washington radio program - he takes
questions each month on station WTOP - but he wouldn't discuss the
prospects of being the Democratic nominee for vice president.
Kaine said it's flattering to be mentioned. Beyond that, he
said, "I'm just not going to talk about my conversations with the
In February 2007, Kaine became the first governor outside
Illinois, Obama's home state, to endorse his bid for the Democratic
nomination. Obama and Kaine are personally close and politically
Kaine could help Obama in Virginia, a battleground state in the
race for the first time in decades.
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