David Brat may run for Senate if Kaine becomes VP
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Rep. David Brat (R-Va.) says he may run to fill Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineAcosta defends Epstein deal, bucking calls for resignation Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?' Schumer calls on Acosta to step down over Epstein MORE's (D-Va.) seat if Kaine becomes Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE's vice president.


Brat said Friday in the CNN's RunningMate podcast he would consider a run for the U.S. Senate if a seat for Virginia becomes open during the race for president.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is reportedly considering Kaine as her running mate. If he became vice president, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) would appoint a temporary replacement, and the state would hold a special election in 2017 to fill the seat.

"If that seat opens up in a special election or whatever, yeah I would consider it," Brat said. "Congress, Senate, the executive stuff, that is the stuff I love."

Brat unseated then-House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington House Republicans find silver lining in minority MORE in a 2014 primary in what is considered to be one of the biggest political upsets in history.