McAuliffe's choice for veep not Clinton?

The former chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign seems to say he wants someone else to be Barack Obama's running mate.

Published July 24, 2008 10:56PM (EDT)

During the primaries, Terry McAuliffe was one of the people most devoted to Hillary Clinton, and certainly one of those working most doggedly on her behalf. But when he was in Virginia on Tuesday, McAuliffe was talking up someone other than Clinton for vice president.

McAuliffe said "Virginia Governor Tim Kaine would be his party's best choice as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate," the Falls Church News-Press reported. "McAuliffe was adamant in his recommendation of Kaine as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee Tuesday, although he stressed to the News-Press after his speech, which included an informal half-hour question and answer period, that the ultimate choice will be Obama's very personal one."

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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