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Kaine Takes Question On Clinton's Electability

Tim Craig

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a key supporter of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, is wading into the debate over whether Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is electable in the general election if she is the Democratic nominee.

In the past, Kaine has largely steered clear of questions about whether Clinton could win in a traditionally red state like Virginia.

But in an article titled "Red State Dems Sour on Clinton," Kaine tells the Politico newspaper and website that he thinks Obama has a better chance of winning the general election.

"I happen to believe that Obama is the most electable, both in Virginia and elsewhere," Kaine is quoted as saying. "I really think to win you gotta get independent votes....Independent voters like people who they don't believe are defined by political orthodoxy."

In the same article, Clinton spokesman Mo Elleithee responded, "Hillary Clinton has been pulling support from blue states, red states and purple states, from all over the country. We've got tremendous support from people that have gone Republican in the past, because those people believe she is not only the person that (can bring change), but is also the most electable."

By Tim Craig  |  January 15, 2008; 2:34 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/President , Tim Craig  
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so kaine supports his candidate, big whoop

Posted by: Anonymous | January 16, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama... Out of the clouds, into the light with more clarity, focuses on Presidential run.

Just say NO to Obama (and drugs - specifically Obama youth supporters)!

"Dreams From My Father"
Mr. Obama's account of his younger self and drugs, though, significantly differs from the recollections of others who do not recall his drug use. That could suggest he was so private about his usage that few people were aware of it, that the memories of those who knew him decades ago are fuzzy or rosier out of a desire to protect him, or that he added some writerly touches in his memoir to make the challenges he overcame seem more dramatic.

Posted by: Prakaithip | February 9, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

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