07/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Virginia Gov. Warner: Obama Has Good Chance Of Winning State

Former Virginia governor Mark Warner today reaffirmed that he wasn't interested in serving as Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate because of family concerns, but he left the door wide open to a future national bid.

Warner stressed in an interview with washingtonpost.com's "PostTalk" interview program that if he wins Virginia's open Senate seat this fall, as he is favored to do, he is unlikely to become a lifer in that chamber. "It's hard for me to imagine I would go to the Senate and spend 30 or 35 years there," he said. "I just don't see that as my personality."

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