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Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)
Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing

Posted on 02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST by Hawk720

Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012.

Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: allen2012; congress; democrats; elections2012; georgeallen; goodriddance; jameswebb; jamieradtke; jimwebb; radtkeforsenate; senate; teaparty; timkaine; usmc; ussenate; va; va2012; veteran; virginia; webb; whatadisappointment
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1 posted on 02/09/2011 8:49:33 AM PST by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Macaca!


2 posted on 02/09/2011 8:51:02 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Hawk720

I think I’d call this one a likely GOP pick up with a halfway decent candidate.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 8:51:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Hawk720

Another One Bites The Dust.


4 posted on 02/09/2011 8:51:22 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Hawk720

Puss


5 posted on 02/09/2011 8:51:22 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Hawk720

Yipee!!!

We did it! We did it!

The weasle is scared.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 8:51:26 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: Hawk720

Va. and Fl. are pickups for sure. If it will do any good?


7 posted on 02/09/2011 8:53:02 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Hawk720

Wow! This huge! Although now I expect Jim to vote his conscience and vote along with Harry Reid and the libs on major issues!


8 posted on 02/09/2011 8:53:40 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Hawk720

Good-bye, Born Idiot. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving Rat.

}:-)4


9 posted on 02/09/2011 8:53:40 AM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Hawk720

Good News


10 posted on 02/09/2011 8:54:27 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Hawk720

Not surprising. Webb ran because he opposed the Iraq War, and wanted to help stop it.

That issue is gone, and while he has opinions on other issues, I don’t think he really cares all that much about them — and on some of those issues, he really is more on the republican side of those issues.

It will be interesting to see who takes the republican primary on this one — it’s not really wide open for George Allen, there are several conservatives thinking about this race.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 8:54:27 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Hawk720

This is great news, all the way around. Now to just find someone who can hold the line for us. I may not live in VA now, but my heart will always be in the Old Dominion.


12 posted on 02/09/2011 8:55:05 AM PST by paladin1_dcs
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To: Hawk720

Buh-Bye, hope the door don’t hit ya on the way out. This essentially means he thinks he could not have held onto the seat.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 8:55:05 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Bigtigermike

He pretty much voted/votes that way already. He just pretended to be a “moderate”.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 8:56:38 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Hawk720

Handwriting meets Wall.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 8:57:17 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I hope there’s a primary..it’s good for the party to have candidates debate, and get hard questions on the issues, and prove their conservative creds and values..I don’t think that Allen is a shoo-in..why should we have to listen to that macaca stuff for the whole campaign...the head of the VA TP has announced ( I forget her name) and I think that if the Va Atty general gets it..he’d win..


16 posted on 02/09/2011 8:57:43 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: Hawk720
Rats abandoning ship? Seeing the writing on the wall? Thank you (us) Tea Parties!
17 posted on 02/09/2011 8:58:23 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ..

This is a major development. I think that Virginians got tired of Jim Webb and he knew it. It’s also possible that Webb just doesn’t like being a U.S. Senator.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 8:59:06 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Hawk720

Is there anyone other than that jock doofus George Allen? Can we draft Mark Levin to run?


20 posted on 02/09/2011 8:59:32 AM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Hawk720

Don’t let the door hit ya, Sen. Webb.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 9:00:27 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Hawk720

He must have got a higher paying job, and knows he won’t be reelected he is quiting..


22 posted on 02/09/2011 9:00:46 AM PST by PLD
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To: Fido969

That was my first thought. Is George Allen permanently damaged goods? And, if not, is he conservative enough for the Tea Party which was instrumental in electing a Republican Governor in VA? Is there another viable option? Would Eric Cantor give up his House leadership role to take on the challenge of a state-wide race?


23 posted on 02/09/2011 9:02:05 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Hawk720; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; InterceptPoint; randita

Who is next?

ND open
VA open
NE Likely Pick up
MT Likely Pick up
MO Toss up

Octogenarians like Akaka, and Lautenberg need to retire.
RINO Lugar should definitely consider retiring.

Bingaman in NM is no spring chicken. Heather can beat him.
Stabenow in Michigan is a Cow.
Casey in PA is an empty suit. Unfortunately, Fraud in Philly will be impossible to overcome in a presidential year.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 9:03:42 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Hawk720

Will George Allen give it another try ? Or wil “Macaca” be the eternal albatross on his neck?


25 posted on 02/09/2011 9:04:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Clintonfatigued

Oh come on of course he loved that power position with all its perks. My guess the RATS told him to not run so eyebrow could take his place because Webb’s votes have infuriated the state and now the RATs are going to lose this one. Kaine can run as a phony moderate because he does not have unpopular votes to defend.

Webb has voted with dingy Harry down the line on healthcare, stimulus and just about every crackpot bill the RATS have put before us. He is bad news.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 9:04:36 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: CPT Clay
We might have a chance to beat Sherrod Brown in OH. It will take a strong candidate with statewide appeal, and somewhat of a “wave” election, especially at the top of the ticket. Doable, but 50-50 at best at this point.
27 posted on 02/09/2011 9:07:12 AM PST by chimera
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To: Clintonfatigued
Webb once wrote...( about BIll Clinton ) .."every time I see a Marine salute him, it makes me nauseous.."
28 posted on 02/09/2011 9:11:55 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: chimera

It will take a strong candidate with statewide appeal, and somewhat of a “wave” election,

A presidential election year doesn’t look good too demographically speaking.


29 posted on 02/09/2011 9:12:14 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: chimera
We might have a chance to beat Sherrod Brown in OH.

I think it's very likely that Brown gets beat....75-25 imho. Based on the Kasich win, I think Ohio is ready to move back to the right. If I remember correctly, Brown got elected in the same year as Strickland. The two are sort of tied to the same mood at the time.
30 posted on 02/09/2011 9:13:48 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: SeekAndFind
Will George Allen give it another try ? Or wil “Macaca” be the eternal albatross on his neck?

George Allen announced on Hannity last week that he was going to run. I think he will win because he has a head start. He has national name recognition and a power house for raising money.

My pick is that Allen will win big.

31 posted on 02/09/2011 9:14:39 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bears!!!)
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To: Hawk720

The opponent will likely be Tim Kaine, with TONS of big Democrat money behind him.


32 posted on 02/09/2011 9:14:47 AM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: SeekAndFind

Macaca is such Old news..Chris Matthews can not make lightning strike twice.


33 posted on 02/09/2011 9:14:58 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay
Lotsmore..we'll take Florida...Lingle will run in Hawiaa, and she can beat Akaka..he looks old..

Of the 10 GOP seats that are up..maybe one will be close...Dems will have to spend big $$$ to defend maybe 14 seats..

Fearless prediction...at some point soon you'll read a piece about if, in a perfect storm,the GOP can get a 60 seat majority in the Senate..it's possible

34 posted on 02/09/2011 9:16:42 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: mmichaels1970; chimera; LS

Larry, what is your analysis of the race?


35 posted on 02/09/2011 9:17:54 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

George Allen is damaged goods. I wouldn’t use him.


36 posted on 02/09/2011 9:18:25 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: mac_truck

Ping to good news!

Perhaps your gal Jamie can take this seat.

What do you think about her compared to other Conservatives that may enter the race?


37 posted on 02/09/2011 9:20:45 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: ken5050

WI,MI,OH,PA and FL are in play on the presidential level, so the RNC RNSC should go ahead and pour the big bucks into these historically swing states. Go after their incumbant Rat senators BIG TIME.


38 posted on 02/09/2011 9:22:22 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Hawk720

Some good news for the Afternoon


39 posted on 02/09/2011 9:23:34 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: CPT Clay

I think it will be G. Allen versus our last idiot governor, Tim Kaine.

Will be a tough race but I think the winds are running against RATS here. Kaine is so probama it’s pathetic.


40 posted on 02/09/2011 9:24:03 AM PST by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: CPT Clay
Bingaman in NM is no spring chicken. Heather can beat him.

A current poll (yes its Democratic PPP) doesn't look good for Heather and worse for Pearce:

With a 56-27 approval-disapproval margin, Bingaman is more popular at home than all but four of the 77 colleagues which PPP has measured in the last year or so. This strong favor with his voters gives Bingaman formidable odds to walk to re-election, even against Johnson, whose 44-32 favorability rating makes him considerably the best liked of the non-Bingaman candidates, and who is almost equally popular with Democrats, Republicans, and independents.

Johnson comes closest to beating the incumbent, yet still trails, 51-40. By comparison, Rep. Steve Pearce lags Bingaman, 57-34, and Rep. Heather Wilson trails, 56-37.
Bingaman safe, Johnson Dems’ only threat in open seat race


41 posted on 02/09/2011 9:27:15 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: tcrlaf

Tim Kaine could not win Virginia for Obama in most of the house seats in this past November election.

Virginia is definitely a red state now. If the Dems want to invest a lot of money here they will be taking a huge chance.


42 posted on 02/09/2011 9:27:46 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: cripplecreek

How about Radke? Does she have a chance?

http://www.redstate.com/bearingdrift/2010/12/28/jaime-radtke-to-run-for-us-senate-in-virginia/


43 posted on 02/09/2011 9:27:49 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hawk720

He’d lose. It’s going to be a G.O.P. year.


44 posted on 02/09/2011 9:28:49 AM PST by Grunthor (Enemy of the state)
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To: ken5050
Fearless prediction...at some point soon you'll read a piece about if, in a perfect storm,the GOP can get a 60 seat majority in the Senate..it's possible...

Especially if we quit wasting money on 'lost causes' like Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and so forth...put the money into races where there is a GOOD chance of winning.

45 posted on 02/09/2011 9:30:01 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CedarDave

I suggest you look at the sample used....Q19.....55% Dem and 29% Rep....thats 11% more than 2008.

This NM poll was debunked by Jim Geraghty earlier. They oversampled Dems by a mile.


46 posted on 02/09/2011 9:31:03 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Hawk720

Go, Cuccinelli!

We need you in the Senate.


47 posted on 02/09/2011 9:31:11 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: CPT Clay

“Stabenow in Michigan is a Cow.”

LOL sorry but i loved this analysis thank you for the laugh


48 posted on 02/09/2011 9:32:47 AM PST by DM1
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To: Moose4

Webb was a stalking horse to get rid of Allen. Webb told Obama that his “healthcare reform” would destroy the Democrat party yet he voted for it anyway. Webb talked a good game but voted the wrong way. He was also very rude and borish to Pres. Bush when he asked about his son who is serving in Iraq. Very, very rude.


49 posted on 02/09/2011 9:34:12 AM PST by juliej
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To: Dengar01

Allen was a conservative back in the day, but that was well before the Tea Party hit the political scene like a tsunami and honed the meaning of ‘conservative’ to a sharper point. He’s already being called to account for some ‘big government’ spending votes on his record. There is a strong tea party candidate raising lots of money from what I hear ..... I don’t think a head start for Allen is going to be enough to win easily or big. Really nice guy, but unless he’s been taking boxing lessons and is willing to take the gloves off in this current political environment, I don’t think he’s tough enough for the job.


50 posted on 02/09/2011 9:37:30 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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