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Kaine's Big Audience

Tim Craig

DENVER -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) will likely speak at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, when Illinois Sen. Barack Obama officially accepts the nomination at Invesco Field before a crowd of 75,000, Democrats close to the governor said.

Kaine said he doesn't know what time he will speak at the stadium, but he finished his speech last night. Former Vice-President Al Gore is also scheduled to speak Thursday.

Kaine said today it will be the largest audience he has ever spoken to.

Though he will not be Obama's running mate, Kaine is still getting plenty of national attention. He appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning, and has another round of national media interviews scheduled for Monday night.

Because so many media outlets have been clamoring to book Kaine, his political advisers have dispatched additional press liaisons to Denver to help him. Jeff Tiller, who served as Kaine's deputy press secretary until he left the governor's office last month to go work for Obama, is now in Denver to temporarily help Kaine manage his schedule.

By Tim Craig  |  August 24, 2008; 12:02 PM ET
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , Tim Craig , Timothy M. Kaine  
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Kaine is a chrasitamic governer posseses the right credential and appeal to broad segment of voters, I think is the key figure of the democratic party but also has potential to be great leader to the United States....

Posted by: anita sayal | August 24, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Kaine is a great governor, he would have been a strong choice, but Biden is just as worthy. I am glad to see that he is still placed in a prominent position on the national scale, he may yet have a spot in Obama's cabinet.

Posted by: MB | August 24, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Too many people remember Kaine's State of The Union Response. Remember, the 'eyebrow' speech.

If he's lucky he'll get a reasonable time slot where at least most cable political junkies will be able to form a better opinion of him.

Posted by: VA-11 | August 25, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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