Virginia Senate: Former State Party Chair Thinks Kaine Will Run

Recently departed “Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Dick Cranwell thinks you can pencil in Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine as a Senate candidate,” Hotline On Call reports.

"I think he’s going to run," Cranwell told Hotline On Call during an interview. "I think it’s up in the 90th percentile."

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"I just think, look, he and the president are very close friends," said Cranwell. "Holding Virginia is important to the president, important to Tim. Tim on the ticket helps the president in Virginia."

"I think the word going around among Democrats right now is Tim really needs to run, it’s a critical election," he added.

Kaine is “reportedly set to decide whether he’s running this week or next.”

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