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Kaine adds to Virginia governor's potential White House ties

Posted at 2:28 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 14:28:00-04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine called Terry McAuliffe to say thanks soon after Kaine accepted Hillary Clinton's offer to be her running mate.

Kaine had good reason to be grateful: it's likely that no one lobbied as hard for Kaine to get the job as the colorful former fundraiser and Clinton pal turned Virginia governor.

McAuliffe could find himself with two direct lines to the White House should the Clinton-Kaine ticket win on Election Day, with one friend at the top of the ticket and another as her running mate.

He's rumored to be interested in a potential Cabinet post, perhaps Commerce secretary, should Clinton make a return to the White House.