Gov Kaine to Chair DNC

Posted: Jan 04, 2009 5:48 PM
Democrats will install Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, replacing Howard Dean, sources tell the Washington Post.

Kaine will work as part-time chairman until his term as Governor expires in 2010--a move that increases the Democrats odds of keeping Virginia in their column.

According to the Post, a "veteran operative" will run the DNC's day-to-day operations until Kaine takes over.