Battleground Missouri

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.


ABC News' Jan Crawford Greenburg and Howard L. Rosenberg: Obama's VP Short-List Shortcomings LINK

ABC News' Tahman Bradley, Teddy Davis and Ayana Harry: Kaine on Obama's VP List: 'I'm Not Running for It. I'm Not Asking For It' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Theresa Cook: Feds Indict Republican Senator for Lying LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis and James Gerber: AFL-CIO Mailing Seeks to Dispel Obama Rumors LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Stevens Gives Statement, Steps Down From Leadership Posts LINK

ABC News' Rick Klein: Liberal Group: Media Hearts McCain, not Obama LINK

ABC News' Bret Hovell: McCain: Obama Retains Title of Dr. No on Energy LINK

ABC News' Sam Donaldson: Donaldson Examines the Ways of the Senate's 'Dr. No' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Candidates Come Home on Economy, Energy LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: From The Fact Check Desk: Obama and the Surge LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Clintonism and Feminism -- VP Edition LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: The Best Detail from the Stevens Indictment LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Barack Obama's Fake Facebook Page LINK


Stevens Indicted for False Statements
Acting Asst. AG reveals Sen. Ted Stevens is indicted in corruption case. LINK

VP Buzz Gets Louder
Speculation on potential presidential running-mates heats up. LINK

Sam Looks to Define Senate Popularity
ABC News' Sam Donaldson examines GOP Sen. Coburn's one man fight against waste. LINK

99 Days and Counting
Presidential nominees count down to Election Day. LINK

U.S. Faces Record Budget Deficit
Deficit could reach half a trillion dollars by 2009. LINK

Presidential Candidate Checkup
Both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain have recently had health concerns. LINK

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