Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is suddenly a lot more popular after recent reports that he is on the very short list for Obama. Gov. Kaine downplayed speculation on that today and told reporters in Washington DC, "I haven't sought it, I'm not running for it, I'm not asking for it."
From ABC News' Tahman Bradley, Teddy Davis and Ayana Harry: After his interview with WTOP, Kaine was greeted by a swarm of reporters asking whether he told friends that he's talking with Obama about being a vice-presidential candidate.
"My conversations with the campaign stay with the campaign," Kaine said, adding that he did not meet with Obama today and is not planning to do so. Obama is in Washington DC Tuesday for meetings.
However, Kaine joked that news reports that he is on Obama's list of candidates are making his mother happy. "My mom loves seeing me on the lists, that's fun for her," he said.
On the campaign front. . .
-- 12:45 pm ET: Attends event with employees of the Wagner Equipment Company, Aurora, CO.
-- 7:00 pm ET: Attends fundraising event, Kansas City, MO.
--11:00 am ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters on economic security, Springfield, MO.
-- 4:00 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters and Senator Claire McCaskill on economic security, Rolla, MO.
-- 7:00 pm ET: Attends BBQ event with voters and Senator Claire McCaskill, Union, MO.
At the White House. . .
-- 10:10 am ET: Attends cabinet meeting, White House.
-- 11:15 am ET: Makes statement with Cabinet members in the Rose Garden.
-- 3:05 pm ET: Signs the Tom Lantos and Henry Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization of 2008.
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