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Kaine defends inaugural spending

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Tim Kaine says his close relationship with President Barack Obama had nothing to do with the state’s $500,000 expenditure to bus Virginians to the inauguration.
In his monthly radio show Thursday on WRVA and the Virginia News Network, Kaine said the state would have done the same for any president-elect expecting a huge inauguration crowd. Kaine also said the transportation help for Virginians was appropriate because some routes into Washington were closed for security reasons.
About 75,000 people rode buses at state expense. Kaine said Virginia is seeking reimbursement from the federal government.
Obama considered Kaine as his vice presidential running mate and later appointed him head of the Democratic National Committee.

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Kaine defends inaugural spending

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Tim Kaine says his close relationship with President Barack Obama had nothing to do with the state’s $500,000 expenditure to bus Virginians to the inauguration.
In his monthly radio show Thursday on WRVA and the Virginia News Network, Kaine said the state would have done the same for any president-elect expecting a huge inauguration crowd. Kaine also said the transportation help for Virginians was appropriate because some routes into Washington were closed for security reasons.
About 75,000 people rode buses at state expense. Kaine said Virginia is seeking reimbursement from the federal government.
Obama considered Kaine as his vice presidential running mate and later appointed him head of the Democratic National Committee.

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