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  • Allen won't seek office again

    11/13/2012 10:03:27 PM PST · by Coronal · 21 replies
    Daily Progress ^ | 11/13/12 | Coronal
    ALEXANDRIA -- Defeated Republican U.S.Senate candidate George Allen said Monday he will not seek elective office again. "I'm grateful for the support, generosity and the votes of over 1.7 million people, but I have no intention of running for office again,'' Allen said during a 45-minute interview in his Alexandria office.
  • Romney, Allen Take The Lead In VA

    10/11/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 97 replies
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 10/11/12 | Riley
    Pollster John McLaughlin (not to be confused with the pundit) conducted a statewide poll of Virginia for George Allen's senate campaign this Mon. and Tue., surveying 600 likely voters.  Unlike media and university polls, McLaughlin works for clients and no candidate wants to hire someone who isn't accurate.  John is an ace pollster who I worked closely with for Steve Forbes in 1996, so I know that if he is going public with these numbers he is extremely confident in their accuracy as his entire reputation depends upon it. With that preface, drumroll please... Romney 51% - Obama 44% - Goode...
  • NRA Endorses George Allen Over Tim Kaine

    09/30/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 29 Sep 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed former Virginia Gov. George Allen over Democratic Senate opponent Tim Kaine, on Saturday. “George Allen has a proven record of defending the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his strong support of our rights, George Allen has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.” Kaine, who is also a former governor of the state, got an “F” from the 4-million member organization. “As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tim Kaine strongly supported the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Conservatives pour new money into 6 Senate races

    09/27/2012 12:09:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 26, 2012 | AP Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC has jumped back into the Indiana Senate race with a nearly $1 million ad buy highlighting Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly's support for two of President Barack Obama's policies. The Indiana buy is part of more than $6.4 million worth of air time that Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads bought this week in six Senate contests, according to Federal Election Commission records. The money also was dedicated to races in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Wisconsin.
  • G.O.P. Rival Adopts Cuts in Defense as His Issue

    09/22/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 22nd, 2012 | Jonathan Weisman
    STAFFORD, Va. — Just outside the gates of the storied Quantico Marine Base, George Allen, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat from Virginia, sat down in the offices of a moving van company with more than a dozen defense contractors from his state last Monday to listen to them fret over government spending cuts. Scott Hirons’s small software firm will probably have to shrink to five employees from 15 by the end of October if nothing is done to head off automatic, across-the-board defense cuts, he said. The cuts will not begin until January, if ever, but the threat...
  • Did Tim Kaine just lose the election?

    09/20/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by iceskater · 26 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Norman Leahy
    The Governor who couldn’t stop himself from proposing tax hikes on Virginians says during the Fairfax debate with George Allen that he’s open to a minimum federal income tax on everyone.
  • Kaine: 'I Would Be Open to a Proposal to Have Some Minimum Tax Level for Everyone' (Video at Link)

    09/20/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said that he's open to having a "minimum tax level for everyone":
  • Rasmussen: Kaine Leads Allen by Two in VA Senate Race

    09/17/2012 9:40:06 PM PDT · by Kolath · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Rasmussen Reports released a new poll on Monday that shows that "Democrat Tim Kaine has moved slightly ahead of Republican George Allen in Virginia’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race." The telephone survey of 500 likely Virginia voters shows support for Kaine at 47%, 2 points ahead of Allen, whose support is at 45%. The margin of error for the poll is 4.5%. Last week, a poll by Gravis Marketing showed Allen with a 5 point lead.
  • VA POLL. Romney leads Obama, Allen (R) leads Kaine (D) --9/8-9, LVs

    09/11/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies
    LurayPage Free Press ^ | 9/11/2012 | anonymous
    A poll from Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent released on Tuesday gives Republican Mitt Romney a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the Virginia presidential race, and also gives GOP Senate candidate George Allen a five-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine. The poll differs significantly from recent polling in both races that had consistently given Obama a small lead over Romney for president and had the Kaine-Allen race a virtual deadlock. Gravis Marketing, in a press release on its poll, reported that it had polled Virginia in August and had measured a 44 percent-to-40 percent lead for Obama in...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 July 2012

    07/22/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 221 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 July 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 22nd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security Department; William Bratton, former Los Angeles chief of police; and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Netanyahu; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; coverage of the Colorado shooting.THIS WEEK (ABC): Hickenlooper. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Sen. George Allen, R-Va.; former Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
  • Virginia Senate: Kaine (D) 46%, Allen (R) 44%

    06/05/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 5, 2012
    Democrat Tim Kaine has edged ahead for the first time since last fall in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia just before next week’s Republican primary brings the contest into clearer focus. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds the former governor with 46% to Republican George Allen’s 44%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 45%

    04/24/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 24, 2012
    The race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat is still virtually tied. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen with 46% support to 45% for Democrat Tim Kaine. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Roanoke College poll has Romney, Allen leading in Virginia

    04/11/2012 11:43:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    A Roanoke College poll released today has Republican Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama in Virginia, and Republican George Allen holding an advantage over Democrat Tim Kaine in the state’s U.S. Senate race. Romney leads Obama by a margin of 46 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll. After screening for registered voters, the Republican frontrunner’s lead drops to 46-41. Allen leads Kaine by a margin of 44 percent to 36 percent, and 46-39 when screening for registered voters. Allen’s lead is unchanged from a February Roanoke College poll.
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 44%

    03/21/2012 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 4+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 21, 2012
    The U.S. Senate race in Virginia remains a toss-up, with Republican George Allen ahead of Democrat Tim Kaine by just two points. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds Allen drawing 46% of the vote to Kaine’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 46%

    02/22/2012 5:18:09 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 22, 2012
    The hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Virginia between two popular former governors remains a dead heat. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Old Dominion finds Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen both earning 46% support. Three percent (3%) prefers some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Why Kaine won the debate

    12/12/2011 9:38:41 AM PST · by lasereye · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/8/11 | David Catanese
    The first impression I had after the 90-minute sparring session between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Richmond on Wednesday was that Kaine emerged the victor. It wasn't a sweeping win that will change the tight trajectory of the race, and Allen didn't make any jolting mistakes — but it is clear that Kaine is a more disciplined and pointed debater, relentlessly returning to two core arguments: 1) Allen has little fiscal credibility to launch critiques on the Obama agenda because of his own voting record. 2) Allen is more partisan and represents the politics of division, whereas Kaine represents...
  • Today: Kaine, Allen debate for 1st time in key 2012 U.S. Senate race (1:30 pm)

    12/07/2011 6:39:49 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    RICHMOND -- Two former governors with sharply contrasting ideas about government clash Wednesday in the first debate of Virginia's nationally prominent 2012 U.S. Senate race. Republican George Allen, trying to regain the seat he lost in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, and Tim Kaine, who served more than two years as Democratic National Committee chairman, debate at 1:30 p.m. in the Virginia Capitol. The debate wraps up the 10th annual Associated Press Day at the Capitol, a daylong series of forums on Virginia politics and government for journalists at AP member news organizations. The debate is hosted by the Virginia...
  • Latest Quinnipiac Poll Continues to Show Virginia Is Top Battleground

    10/11/2011 3:47:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | October 11, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    A new Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey in Virginia confirmed yet again that the state will be a battleground on both the presidential and Senate levels. The new poll found that former Govs. George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) remained neck and neck in the race for the state’s open Senate seat, while President Barack Obama was statistically tied with Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Kaine took 45 percent to Allen's 44 percent, matching the 1-point margin the polling institute found in its last two surveys of the race in June and September. The race is...
  • Va. Dems Attack Palin on Criticism of D.C. Suburbs (Struck dogs yelp)

    09/06/2011 3:17:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | Justin Sink
    Virginia Democrats are using part of Sarah Palin's weekend speech — in which the former governor of Alaska criticized the D.C. area and its "permanent political class" as unsympathetic to the country's economic woes — to attack Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and GOP Senate candidate George Allen. “Her ridiculous comments about Northern Virginia are just further proof of what people already know: Sarah Palin doesn't understand what Virginia families are going through, and she doesn't care," said Virginia Democratic spokesman Brian Coy. "It shouldn't be difficult for any Virginian to condemn her absurd rhetoric, particularly for people like George Allen...
  • Obama Looms Over Race for Senate Seat in Virginia (Hussein a Liability for Timmy Kaine)

    07/19/2011 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 19, 2011 | K. Glueck
    Tim Kaine has been a city councilman, mayor and governor.... But as he runs for the U.S. Senate, Republicans want voters to focus on Mr. Kaine's two years as chairman of the [Democrat Party] , when his job was to defend [Hussein's porkulus and deathcare laws].
  • Allen, Kaine Tied in Quest for Va. Senate Seat

    05/10/2011 7:44:23 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Former Virginia Govs. George Allen and Timothy Kaine are tied in the race for retiring Democratic Sen. James Webb’s seat. Both are polling at 46 percent among registered Virginia voters 18 months before the election, The Washington Post reported. The Democratic Kaine shows strength in the powerful and populated Northern Virginia, while the Republican Allen polls well in the rest of the state. Both must overcome negatives: Kaine for his close association with President Barack Obama’s policies as head of the Democratic National Committee and Allen for his “macaca” comment that derailed his 2006 Senate re-election bid , the Post...
  • Poll: George Allen leads Tim Kaine by double digits

    04/07/2011 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/07/11 | Shane D'Aprile
    A new poll shows former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) ahead of Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine by double-digits in Virginia's 2012 Senate race. Allen leads Kaine 45 percent to 32 percent with another 23 percent of voters undecided, according to numbers released Thursday from Roanoke University. Kaine officially jumped into the race for the seat of retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) earlier this week, setting up what could be one of 2012's marquee Senate match-ups. Allen still faces a Republican primary challenge from Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke. The survey, which was taken before Kaine made his candidacy official,...
  • Kaine Makes Virginia Senate Bid Official

    04/06/2011 2:29:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Donning a plaid shirt and sitting on the same Richmond porch steps where he announced his first bid for city council, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine announced in a video that he is indeed running for Senate in Virginia. The announcement came one day after President Barack Obama, who appointed the former Virginia governor to lead the DNC in 2009, announced his re-election campaign for president. Kaine is scheduled to hold a media availability Wednesday morning in Richmond to discuss the race. “I’m running for the United States Senate because America has big challenges, and I’m convinced Virginia has...
  • Kaine announces run for Senate seat from Virginia [Eyebrow vs. Macaca]

    04/05/2011 3:26:00 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/11 | By Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine on Tuesday made official his bid for the U.S. Senate seat from Virginia in an online campaign video. “I’m running for United States Senate because America has big challenges and I’m convinced that Virginia has answers to help strengthen our nation,” the former governor said in the video, posted at kaineforva.com.
  • The Eight Hardest States for Senate Democrats in 2012

    02/11/2011 5:20:57 PM PST · by RedMDer · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 11, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Republicans now have 47 seats in the Senate, meaning they need to gain only four seats to take control. Chance and a successful Democratic cycle in 2006 means that 23 seats controlled by Democrats will be up in 2012, compared to just 10 for Republicans. ...But it doesn’t seem likely that Republicans could sabotage enough victories to even get close to the number of states Democrats will have to defend.
  • Va. Sen. Jim Webb won't seek re-election in 2012

    02/09/2011 10:45:20 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will retire when his term ends next year, deepening the challenge to his party as it struggles to maintain a majority in the 2012 elections. In an e-mail announcement, Webb said that after much thought and consideration, he had decided to return to the private sector.
  • Jim Webb (D-VA) not seeking re-election

    02/09/2011 2:35:01 PM PST · by 84rules · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    In a statement, Mr. Webb said that he had “decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek ...
  • Sen. Jim Webb announces retirement plans (RAT Virginia)

    02/09/2011 9:43:37 AM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 9, 2011 | By DAVID ESPO,
    WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia announced plans to retire at the end of his term, deepening the challenge to his party as it struggles to maintain a majority in 2012 elections. In an e-mail announcement, Webb said he would return to the private sector, but offered no additional details of his plans.
  • Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)

    02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing
    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.
  • George Allen’s Problem

    01/24/2011 4:55:03 PM PST · by mac_truck · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/24/2011 | Erick Erickson
    Today, former Senator George Allen is expected to announce his intention to run against the man who beat him six years ago — Jim Webb. Of course it remains uncertain whether Webb will even run again. [snip] ...former Senator Allen is going to have to address some serious problems other than the disastrous campaign waged in 2006 (he may need to talk about that too). Those problems are, put succinctly, his voting record, which is out of step with most of the grassroots activists engaged in Republican primaries today. I’m already getting lots of emails about this and, frankly, most...
  • George Allen to announce Senate bid Monday

    01/23/2011 4:02:01 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 87 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/23/11 | By DAVID CATANESE
    Former Sen. George Allen will end weeks of speculation and formally declare his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Virginia on Monday, two Republican advisers tell POLITICO. Allen, who has been making all the moves of a candidate in recent weeks, is expected to blast an e-mail to supporters with a video message before alerting the media. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48027.html#ixzz1BuF8h1kE
  • Polls buoy Allen in prospects for Senate rematch (VA)

    12/15/2010 5:14:13 AM PST · by onyx · 32 replies · 3+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | 6:59p.m., Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | By Joseph Weber
    Virginia's Webb under 50 percent Virginia Republicans are eagerly eyeing a potential rematch between freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb and former GOP Sen. George Allen, who has posted strong numbers in early polls and has the backing of the party establishment in what could be one of the bellwether races of the 2012 cycle. Mr. Webb's upset victory in 2006 was hailed as a key blow by Democrats to turn the once strongly Republican-leaning state into a political battleground. Barack Obama's victory in the state in the 2008 presidential race appeared to solidify the Old Dominion's status as a swing...
  • Allen ‘Not Closing Any Doors’ To Webb Rematch In 2012

    01/26/2010 3:41:00 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 38 replies · 651+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/26/2010 | David Hogberg
    Will ex-GOP Sen. George Allen of Virginia challenge the man who unseated him in 2006, Sen. Jim Webb? “I’m not closing any doors,” Allen told IBD. “Right now I’ve founded the American Energy Freedom Center and am advocating positive ideas on energy. “As far as political efforts, I’ll be helping out candidates in Virginia and around the country who share my common-sense conservative principles.