Complete Premium video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine states his belief that Democratic policies will help the party win votes in the 2010 midterm elections. To view more highlights from the Monitor Breakfast series, visit http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6FD2D6DF3727DF9C ----- At a Christian Science Monitor-sponsored lunch for reporters in Washington, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine predicted his party would retain its majority in both houses of Congress. - The Monitor Breakfast Governor Tim Kaine was elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee on January 21, 2009. Governor Kaine served as the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until January 2010. During his tenure as Governor, Virginia was recognized as the best state for business in America (Forbes.com 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; CNBC 2007, 2009), the top-performing state government in America (Governing Magazine, 2008) and the state where "a child is most likely to have a successful life" (Education Week, 2007). Under Governor Kaine's leadership, Virginia had one of the highest median incomes and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, even during the toughest economy since the 1930's. As a political leader, Governor Kaine helped Virginia Democrats regain two U.S. Senate seats, a majority of Virginia's Congressional delegation and control of the state Senate. In addition, as the national co-chair of Obama for America, he campaigned in 15 states for the President and helped Virginia deliver its 13 electoral votes to a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1964. Prior to serving as Governor, Kaine served four terms on the Richmond City Council, including two terms as Mayor, and he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2001.
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