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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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