Sen. Tim Kaine will not run for president in 2020

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Sen. Tim Kaine said Thursday morning he will not be running for president or vice president in 2020.

He will instead run for Senate in 2018.

Kaine has a long history in Richmond and Virginia politics, dating back to 1994 when he was first elected to Richmond City Council in the city’s 2nd district.

In 1998, he was elected mayor by his peers on City Council, a position he held until 2002 when he was elected lieutenant governor of Virginia. While lieutenant governor, he served alongside current Senator Mark Warner who was then governor.

He then was elected governor of Virginia himself in the 2005 gubernatorial election, a position he held until 2010.

Since 2012, Kaine has served as Virginia’s representative, alongside Warner, in the United States Senate.

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