February 14, 2007
Officials say Virginia Governor Tim Kaine plans to endorse Illinois Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Two people with political ties to the governor say that Kaine could make the endorsement as early as this weekend.
Obama will headline the Democratic Party's annual
Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraising gala in Richmond Saturday night.
Kaine will also attend that event, along with Senator Jim Webb and former Governor Mark Warner.
Kaine has a strong political relationship with Obama. The senator traveled to Virginia the past two years to campaign for Kaine's gubernatorial campaign in 2005 and for Webb last fall.