Gov. Tim Kaine will speak at Virginia Tech for their graduation.
Sheriff Joe Walker has dropped out of a Senate race meaning that the Republican Tom Buford will be unopposed this November. He dropped out saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Now, my question is, why did he run in the first place?!?
Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan said Democrats are "very disappointed" that Walker dropped out Monday.The GOP is not invincible.
"We thought this was a winnable race but, as much as we love politics, there are more important things in life, especially concerns of family," Lundergan said.
Republicans control the Senate 21-16 with one independent.
Walker was chief deputy sheriff for four years before becoming sheriff, a post he has held for 17 years.
"I have been in a demanding job ... and I haven't had sufficient time for my family," he said in a statement. "I need to put them first."
Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said he thinks the right Democrat on the 2008 ticket might even be able to carry Georgia, which, he likes to point out, Bill Clinton won in 1992 by about 10,000 votes.
"They're not going to react to a Massachusetts liberal," Barnes said of Georgia voters. "An Evan Bayh or a Mark Warner or a John Edwards, they have a fighting chance here."
Patty Payne, the Democratic Party chairwoman of Franklin County, called Bayh's speech "awesome."
"If I had a chance to speak with him, I'd ask him to run for president," she said. "That's the kind of person we're looking for."