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Tim Kaine OfficialPortrait-Final-B.jpgExtra Extra!  Read all about it over hereThe Washington Post reports that Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is at the top of Obama's short list for veep. 

So who is this Tim Kaine guy anyway?  Read on.

  • Gov. Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1958 and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is 50 years old.
  • He is a graduate of the University of Missouri (economics major) and Harvard Law School.
  • He took a year off from law school to work as a Roman Catholic missionary in the Honduras.  There he served as principal at a school that taught carpentry and welding skills to youth.
  • He practiced law in Richmond, Virginia for 17 years, representing people who were denied housing because of their race or disability.
  • Prior to becoming Governor, he served as a Richmond City Council Member, Mayor of Richmond and Lt. Governor of Virginia under Gov. Mark Warner (who is currently running for U.S. Senate). 
  • A Roman Catholic, he opposes abortion rights and capital punishment.
  • He is married to Anne Holton, daughter of former Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton, Jr., and the only person to live in the Governor's Mansion as a child and adult.  The couple has three children, Nat, Woody and Annella.
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