ATLANTA (AP) - Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says the congressional victory on health care will be good for the country and for Democrats in the November elections.
Rallying the party faithful in Atlanta on Monday, less than 24 hours after the historic vote for near-universal health care, the former Virginia governor says that while 2010 will be difficult for Democrats, he is encouraged that they can be competitive in states from Vermont to Hawaii.
He says the health care bill will be great policy for Democrats all over the nation.
Kaine says the party can capitalize in the fall by touting President Barack Obama as a successful leader committed to fulfilling his campaign promises. Kaine left office on Jan. 16 after four years. Virginia governors cannot serve consecutive terms
but he could run again.
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