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Kevin Hall to Join Mark Warner's Campaign

Tim Craig

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's (D) press secretary, Kevin Hall, announced this morning he is leaving the adminstration to join former governor Mark R. Warner's campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Hall said his resignation will take effect in November. He will likely become Warner's chief spokesman for the 2008 campaign.

Hall is a former radio reporter and Richmond-based Associated Press print journalist. When Warner (D) was elected governor in 2001, Hall left journalism to become Warner's deputy press secretary in 2002. In 2005, Hall became Warner's chief spokesman, a job he continued in after Kaine toook office in 2006.

Warner's 2008 Senate campaign will be Hall's first foray into elective politics. But because Hall is well-respected among the Richmond press corps, Warner will be able to quickly reach out to the reporters who will be covering his Senate bid.

Hall said in an interview he is looking forward to the new challenge. In the coming weeks, Warner is expected to ramp up staffing for his Senate bid, including hiring a campaign manager.

Monica Dixon, who had been deputy chief of staff to former Vice President Al Gore, currently serves as Warner's chief spokesman. Dixon is likely to become a senior strategist for Warner's Senate campaign.

No word yet on who Kaine will hire to replace Hall.

By Tim Craig  |  September 18, 2007; 11:49 AM ET
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