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Warner will not join Obama on Democratic ticket

This post was written by staff writer Samantha Honig.Mark Warner

Since Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) became the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, Washington has been full of rumblings about who will join him on the ticket as vice president and GW alumnus Mark Warner was among those being discussed. However, Warner, the former governor of Virginia, removed himself from the running when he accepted the Virginia Democratic Convention’s nomination for the 2008 U.S. Senate race on Saturday.

“I have been working very hard these last few months to ask the people of Virginia to give me the honor of being their United States senator. I will not seek, and I will not accept, any other opportunity,” Warner said in his speech according to The Washington Post.

Many Washington insiders said Warner’s name on the ticket would help the Democrats win the state of Virginia in the presidential election. Virginia has consistently voted Republican since 1968.

Hatchet file photo.

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