"I have lived in VA since 1984!!! I can count on my right hand how many times he has run opposed. Never any primaries for us to get rid of him."
I've lived in Virginia since 1984 too. I've voted for Warner in every election since then, and I believe he has been unopposed. I'll vote for Allen in '06 since he opposes amnesty, but Warner has voted with the DemocRATS on every amendment in the Senate re: S. 2611. I've faxed and e-mailed him numerous times asking him to change his vote and support HR 4437. He responded once!
In his letter of April 21. 2006 he stated "I have been supportive of efforts to curtail illegal immigration and enhance border security and have voted consistently to increase resources and personnel for border patrol in an effort to ensure the domestic security for our nation. In addition to ensuring border security and immigration enforcement, however, I believe we must seek a realistic approach that addresses the problems associated with our current guest-worker programs and the estimated 12 million undocumented individuals present in the United States."
It's the "howevers" that getchya!!!!! He may not run for the Senate again, at least I hope he won't. I'd like to encourage Virgil Goode to run for his seat. He's standing solid with us in the House. Warner may have a chance for one more vote if the House reaches a compromise with the Senate bill. I hope he does the right thing. I've lost all faith in him.