Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to stay in his current post, the former Virginia governor said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

There had been speculation that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would take over for Kaine — one of President Barack Obama’s earliest supporters — who the would have been expected to move into an administration post. The White House, though, pushed back on that talk.

“My agreement with the president is I was going to do what he wants me to do,” Kaine said. “And what I know sitting here today is he wants me to continue in this spot and that's what I'm going to do with excitement, you know, traveling all around the country, going through the TSA lines like everybody else, going out and being the president's advocate and promoter. And it's a wonderful job and I intend continue it.”

Kaine’s name has also been floated as a possible 2012 candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia, should Democrat Jim Webb, D-Va., opt not to run for a second term.