But he was also deferential toward Kaine. “I join many others in hoping Tim Kaine will step up in this spot. ... He’d be a great choice,” he said of the former Virginia governor.
Perriello lost his 5th district seat after just one term to Republican Robert Hurt in November. No Democratic candidates have emerged in the Senate race, while former Sen. George Allen (R) is attempting to win back the seat he lost to Webb.
The Dalai Lama greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before a meeting with House leaders in the Capitol. The Dalai Lama was on the Hill to meet with members of the House and Senate and also presided of the Senate's morning prayer.