If Democrats win, Va. governor has Senate seat to fill

WASHINGTON — Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is scheduled to campaign Monday in Cleveland along with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Highlighting the importance of Virginia in this race for the White House, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to stump Tuesday in Virginia Beach.

If Donald Trump and Mike Pence win the White House on Nov. 8, Tim Kaine would resume his career in the U.S. Senate. But if the Clinton-Kaine ticket prevails in November, then Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe would become a kingmaker by getting the chance to name someone to fill Kaine’s seat in the Senate.

“Probably 20 people have outreached our office, are interested in being a United States senator,” McAuliffe told the Ask the Governor program last week on WTOP.

But it’s an issue McAuliffe says he won’t take up until the matter demands his attention.

“People wanted to come see me, I will take no meetings, I will take no phone calls with recommendations until we win this election,” McAuliffe said.

And McAuliffe has made clear he has no desire to join the U.S. Senate.

“That is one job I am just not interested in … it’s just … not my personality,” McAuliffe said.

Dick Uliano

Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

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