Tim Kaine: Democrats Lead Boldly, Despite Republican Obstructionists

DNC chairman says Americans chose his party’s confident and optimistic governing.

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Tim Kaine: Democrats lead boldly, despite Republican obstructionists 

As governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine wrestled with a Republican-led Senate and House of Delegates to increase funding for transportation despite intense opposition to taxes. He opposed abortion and gay marriage, yet he upheld the right of women to seek abortion. 

That interesting résumé led to Kaine's appointment as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. 

Here is Kaine on the leadership challenges facing him and the Democratic Party in a time of economic uncertainty and partisan gridlock in Washington. 

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[Click here to listen to an excerpt of U.S. News Chief White House Correspondent Ken Walsh's interview with Kaine.] 

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