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Jan. 21, 2009--On January 8, then President-elect Barack Obama announced his selection of Gov. Tim Kaine (VA) to lead the DNC.  The transition took place at the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting.  Outgoing chairman Howard Dean described Kaine as "the right person to build on our accomplishments."  "He is the right choice to lead the Democratic Party into this new era," said Dean.  Vergie Rollins (MI), Gilberto Hinojosa (TX), Doris Crouse-Mays (VA) and Mame Riley (VA) delivered nominating speeches.  The gavel passed quickly and without fanfare from Dean to Kaine.

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