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  • Romney and the Senate Candidates

    02/26/2013 10:39:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    This David Weigel post on Friday reminded me that I should use the final election data to check a point I’d talked a fair amount about right after the election: that Romney ran ahead of the Republican Senate candidates in tightly contested races. My AEI colleague Caroline Kitchens went to the official state election-result sites and pulled the numbers, which are better than what we had in mid-November.In Wisconsin, Virginia, and Texas, Romney ran just barely ahead of Tommy Thompson (by 0.03 percent), George Allen (0.3 percent), and Ted Cruz (0.7 percent), respectively.In Nebraska, Ohio, and Arizona, Romney ran...
  • 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.
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest. Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority...
  • Gingrich on the Benghazi email trail [Newt says Romney wins w/ 300+ EVs and Reps take Senate]

    10/25/2012 8:50:51 PM PDT · by JediJones · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/25/2012 | FOX News
    Newt says: 53/47 Romney Over 300 EVs Republicans take the Senate (including VA and WI) NC is in the bag for Romney...VA and FL coming next MI and PA starting to be in play "Pretty optimistic" that OH is coming together in the right kind of way...war on coal has alienated segments of the state...he believes Romney will carry OH and Republicans will win the Senate race in OH Greta chimes in, thinks WI will go for Romney Obama is rattled, flashing back to loss to Bobby Rush, uncomfortable with thought of being an ex-President Obama didn't show up in...
  • Poor mouthing 'senior' in anti-[George] Allen ad is Democratic trial lawyer

    10/24/2012 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24 ,2012
    An elderly man in a widely seen Democratic TV ad who assails Virginia Senate candidate George Allen for backing partial privatization of Social Security, possibly threatening his fixed income, is a prominent Democratic trial lawyer known for defending former Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke in his legal tussles with flamboyant former wife Suzanne Cooke. In the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad blanketing Virginia, Edwin Williams is portrayed as a home-bound retiree on fixed income. "I count on Social Security and and I don't want Washington politicians like George Allen privatizing it," says the still active lawyer. The ad does not...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 45%, Kaine (D) 45%

    08/27/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 24, 2012
    The race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat remains one of the tightest of the year. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each drawing 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Tim Kaine Suffers Amnesia on Failed Tax Hike Attempts

    08/10/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Paul Blair
    Yesterday, Democrat Tim Kaine asked his Republican opponent to join him in taking a “balanced” approach to avoiding the looming sequestration cuts. Unfortunately Tim Kaine seems to suffer amnesia on his attempt to implement the same kind of “balanced” approach while he served as Virginia’s Governor. Such an approach included billions of dollars in new and higher taxes. Kaine called on George Allen to “set aside his Pledge,” and work for a “responsible path forward.” Translated, what Tim Kaine means is that he’s asking Allen to break his written commitment to Virginia taxpayers and join with him in an approach...
  • VA GOP primary: 'Prepare to be shocked'

    06/05/2012 9:25:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | Unknown
    E.W. Jackson 'declaring war' on Obama, Kaine for 'ignoring Constitution' For months, former Sen. George Allen has been the prohibitive favorite to win the Republican nomination in his quest to win back the U.S. Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb six years ago. There have been no new public polls showing a major shift in the race but GOP hopeful E.W. Jackson says voters in the commonwealth can expect a shocking result next Tuesday. Jackson says internal polling gives him confidence that he will not only challenge Allen but score the biggest upset to date in the 2012 cycle....
  • 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.
  • US Republican Senate Candidate debate, Virginia Beach on Fri. May 11

    05/10/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 RPV Announces Virginia Beach Debate Moderator, Panelists -- Members of panel include members of local business community -- The Republican Party of Virginia is pleased to announce the moderator and panelist for the May 11 GOP U.S. Senate Primary Debate in Virginia Beach. Complete rules for the debate, including format, have been posted on the RPV website. * Moderator: Nicole Riley, National Federation of Independent Business -Virginia State Director * Panelists: Tim Ciampaglio, President and Co-Founder of the Pharos Group, Inc. Betsy Atkinson, Owner of ERA Atkinson Realty David Creecy, Owner of...
  • U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE E.W. JACKSON HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE AT SITE OF NORFOLK MOB ATTACK

    05/09/2012 10:23:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    Norfolk-May 8: E.W. Jackson will be holding a press conference at the corner of Brambleton and Church Ave in Norfolk (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza) near the site of the Norfolk Mob attack on two innocent Virginian Pilot reporters on April 14. Bishop Jackson will be challenging the community, the media and all levels of government from the President to City Council and School Board Members, to combat the “racializing” of incidents and the exploitation of those incidents for political purposes. He is inviting religious and political groups to unite in a vision of America where violence against innocent...
  • Is E.W. Jackson the best choice for Virginia for U.S Senator in 2012? (Can he beat Tim Kaine?)

    05/09/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    I Guarantee to Keep This Pledge to You… I will not vote for a budget that increases America’s debt nor will I vote to increase the debt ceiling. I will help lead the fight to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ‘Obamacare’. I will vote against any increase in taxes and lead the fight for a more simplified and fair tax system. I will only support nominees to the Supreme Court and other federal courts who are strict constitutionalists. I will vote against legislation which allocates power to the federal government that is not given to...
  • Virginia GOP Senate candidates share thoughts on 17th Amendment repeal

    05/03/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 1, 2012 | Richard Sincere
    Three of the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Virginia agree that efforts to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – which authorizes the direct election of senators – are impractical at best. In post-debate interviews in Roanoke on Saturday, where all four candidates participated in a forum sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia, the candidates expressed their views on the 17th Amendment in response to questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner. ‘Repeal Amendment’ alternative Jamie Radtke said that she does not think the repeal efforts are viable, “so I’ve been...
  • In Virginia, we can do better than George Allen with Jaime Radtke (Allen link to Planned Parenthood)

    11/05/2011 2:19:16 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/11
    Allen’s own wife and family have donated money to Planned Parenthood in the past. In 2000, Allen responded to a questionnaire, saying that abortion should be legal prior to viability. The Republican National Coalition for Life said Allen’s view, “…can only be described as pro-choice, not pro-life.” Again, it’s not that Allen is crazy for abortion, but he is not one of us on life.
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/26/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • Senate Candidate George Allen Faces Mortal Kombat!

    10/08/2011 6:19:56 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | 2011-10-08 | F.R. Newbrough
    Senate Candidate George Allen became an honorary black belt and instructor of Martial Arts World today. This honor was granted to him by Grand Master Y. K. Kim at the James River High School Martial Arts World Competition.He breaks wood, fights off a gang of black belts, and gives a touching but rousing speech about his father and reclaiming America.*Sorry for the shaky video was holding a wiggly baby. Senate Candidate George Allen Faces Mortal Kombat! - RPVNetwork
  • Macaque Attacks Girl In Walmart Lot

    08/23/2011 10:15:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KCRA ^ | August 18, 2011
    Family Awaits Tests For Hepatitis BFinding a monkey in a Walmart parking lot can be surprising, especially when it's jumpy. A family had just arrived for a family trip to Walmart when they spotted a monkey in the SUV they parked next to. "As we got out, Tayce, being 8 years old, wanted to see the monkey. So, she got out, looked up at the monkey, said, 'Hi,' and he gave the animal just enough slack to where it could jump out, grab her by her hair, and bite her on the forehead," Mike Weeks told KY3 News. The monkey's...
  • Three Allen trackers look for another ‘macaca’ gaffe

    06/21/2011 9:52:29 PM PDT · by paltz · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/21/11 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    If George Allen makes a flub reminiscent of his infamous 2006 “macaca” utterance, his opponents are determined to catch it. Three groups have set “trackers” on Mr. Allen’s stump trail with instructions to record the former governor’s every word as he tries to win back the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago. Although it has become common for campaigns to send spies to watch the other side, few candidates have three people tailing them 16 months before the general election. One of the trackers works for American Bridge 21st Century, a political action committee. The group is focusing...
  • Decision on killer now haunts Kaine

    05/16/2011 4:07:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2011 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s last-minute attempt to return an imprisoned murderer to his native Germany, where he likely would have been freed in two years, is threatening to emerge as a key early issue in one of the most anticipated U.S. Senate races next year. National Republicans are in hot pursuit of records from Mr. Kaine’s last year as governor that they say could shed light on why he tried to return Jens Soering to Germany instead of allowing him to serve a life sentence in a U.S. prison. The former University of Virginia student is serving two life...
  • 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...
  • Kaine, Allen tied in 2012 Senate matchup, Post poll shows

    05/08/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | Ben Pershing and Peyton M. Craighill
    George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine are locked in a dead heat 18 months from Election Day, according to a new Washington Post poll, suggesting that the U.S. Senate race between the Virginia titans may live up to its billing as one of the most competitive contests in the nation. The candidates are tied at 46 percent among registered voters in the battle to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D). Neither Allen (R) nor Kaine (D) is guaranteed his party’s nomination, but the survey shows that both men enjoy huge leads over potential intraparty opponents. The 2012 contest will play...
  • Allen, Radtke court Tea Party vote

    04/30/2011 10:02:41 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Radtke and other Tea Party activists have been hammering Allen from the right, pointing out that the national debt rose by $3 trillion during Allen's single term in the U.S. Senate and that he voted multiple times to increase the limit on how much the government can borrow to pay its bills. "It's a moderate form of conservatism, and we don't like that," said Kurt Feigel, president of the Lynchburg Tea Party and a Radtke supporter. "He's got to overcome that, and I don't know how he's going to do it."
  • Jamie Radtke says George Allen voted to raise debt ceiling four times while in office

    04/16/2011 5:26:10 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 57 replies
    George Allen voted to add $3 trillion to the federal debt, voted to raise the debt ceiling four times and voted for the No Child Left Behind Act while he was a senator.
  • George Allen's rising star (2004)

    04/09/2011 8:24:16 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 11 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | November 09, 2004 | Ed Lynch
    Allen said that he would not restrict abortion during the first trimester, since at that early point in the pregnancy, it is not certain that there is another person involved. ... Having invested much of his political capital in Arlen Specter, Allen will suffer if Specter blocks Bush’s initiatives or judicial nominees.
  • 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.
  • Stewart still eyeing Va. Senate race

    03/02/2011 2:57:22 PM PST · by mac_truck · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 01 2011 | Joseph Weber
    Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart said Tuesday he has not ruled out a run for the GOP Senate nomination in 2012, denying press reports that he has passed on a challenge to former Sen. George Allen in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb. “I have not ruled it out,” Mr. Stewart told The Washington Times Tuesday morning, adding that his focus right now is to win re-election as chairman. “I’ve got to do the job that’s in front of me,” said Mr. Stewart, who has earned a national reputation for his tough...
  • Long survey pushing Tim Kaine as Senator for Virginia

    02/16/2011 5:07:06 PM PST · by republicangel · 10 replies
    pollster paid for by the Democrats | 2/16/2011 | me
    Just got off the phone with a pollster paid for by the Democrats. I can see now what they are going to throw against George Allen. 1- Abramoff 2- not really fiscally conservative 3- he was a big pork barrel politician 4- They threw other potential names up there, too including John Grisham
  • 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 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 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
  • GOP candidates rush to get into Senate races

    12/28/2010 8:31:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 4+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 28, 2010 | Philip Elliott
    Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles. --snip-- In Virginia, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb could face a rematch against former Sen. George Allen. Webb inched out Allen in 2006, but Allen has been building buzz for a return to Washington with speeches to tea party groups and less-than-subtle hints he is weighing another campaign...
  • Webb in a Tossup (Virginia)

    12/16/2010 8:19:12 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Rollcall ^ | 12/14/2010 | Craig Crawford
    Roll Call Politics now says VA Sen. Jim Webb's seat is up for grabs. That's another sign of Democratic woe. Former Sen. George Allen is coming on strong. Considered a GOP presidential contender until his "macaca" gaffe, Allen is rehabilitating his political fortunes and making no secret of his intentions to take on Webb. Although raising money, Webb has been coy about whether he'll even run for reelection. Allen has aimed some direct shots that indicate he will try to label Webb a liberal, based in part on the Democrat's 100 percent support for legislation backed by labor unions.
  • 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...
  • Years after 'macaca moment,' Webb urged to worry about Allen return (Cuccinelli in the running too)

    12/07/2010 11:47:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-28 | Shane D'Aprile
    Virginia Republicans have paved the way for former Sen. George Allen's (R-Va.) comeback in 2012, but a rematch of one of 2006's nastiest Senate contests is still far from a forgone conclusion. The speculation about Allen’s return has put the pressure on Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who some Democrats think is ambivalent about another run in 2012. (snip) The one conservative who could give Allen the toughest time in a primary is state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has made national headlines by helping lead the charge on the state level against implementation of the healthcare law.
  • Virginia GOP chooses primary over convention for 2012 senate race

    11/22/2010 12:21:11 PM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2010
    Virginia's Republican Party will hold a primary to nominate its candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012, not a convention. The GOP's State Central Committee decided on a primary Saturday while meeting at the Republican Advance in McLean (That's the party's annual retreat, so named because they believe the party doesn't retreat, only advance. Get it?) The vote is a sign of support for former governor and senator George Allen, who has said he is weighing an attempt to regain the seat he lost to U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D) in 2006. A primary is widely believed to favor Allen...
  • NAACP criticizes Webb; Allen makes distinction

    07/28/2010 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nickname · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2010 | JIM NOLAN AND TYLER WHITLEY
    An opinion article by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., advocating an end to government diversity programs is drawing fire from the head of the Virginia chapter of the NAACP. "We vehemently disagree with your analysis and wonder if serving in the elite, rich, United States Senate has skewed your vision of the world in which we live," wrote executive director King Salim Khalfani. "Your opponent then and coming, George Allen, would not have had the gall to write about the 'myth of white privilege' even though I am sure he feels that way."
  • Which Republican will challenge Democrat Webb in 2012? Allen? Gillespie?

    03/24/2010 7:22:34 PM PDT · by freespirited · 41 replies · 667+ views
    Wapo ^ | 03/24/10 | Anita Kumar
    As Democratic Sen. Jim Webb gears up for what appears to be a re-election bid in 2012, the question remains who will run against him? The most obvious is a rematch with Republican George Allen. But many have been buzzing about Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, and chairman of Bob McDonnell's gubernatorial campaign last year. Gillespie gave a political answer when asked him about his possible future. He said he was focused on winning 2010 races as chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee and has not thought about 2012. Gillespie didn't rule out anything but...
  • 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.
  • AFP Bus Healthcare tour this week in VA, with George Allen

    10/13/2009 10:37:48 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 382+ views
    Join the HANDS OFF MY HEALTHCARE EXPRESS as it travels across Virginia with Gov. George Allen, Oct. 14-16 Some in Washington think Americans’ passion at August town halls was a fluke, but you and I know better. As the details of legislation are released by Congress, the level of government intrusion attached to health care reform becomes a frightening reality. The promise that ‘if you like what you have, you can keep it’ rings hollow when people see the reality of what Congress is proposing It’s no wonder Congress is trying to keep the shocking details hidden from the public...
  • Poll: George Allen Could Make Comeback in Virginia

    09/04/2009 3:10:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies · 2,048+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 9-2-09 | David Weigel
    Public Policy Polling releases a fascinating survey of the Virginia electorate, one that gives former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), defeated in a razor-thin 2006 re-election bid, a solid 50 percent approval rating, with 38 percent disapproving. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) is at 47-40. The electorate is split on whether they’d vote for Allen again — 36 percent say definitely no, 31 percent say definitely yes. This is the finding that leaps out: That’s right: A majority of Hispanics, and 40 percent of African-Americans, would either vote for Allen or consider doing so. That’s interesting for a number of reasons. In...
  • Allen Tries to Shake Off the 'Macaca' Shadow

    08/14/2009 3:44:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies · 812+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2009 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    There is no 10-gallon hat, no bolo tie and no cowboy swagger. George Allen, a former Virginia governor and senator, is standing in a suit and tie in his Old Town Alexandria office, chatting amiably about his experiments in the garden and a whirlwind summer that took him from a prayer breakfast in South Korea to the back roads of Quebec. "It's like driving to France," he says of his road trip to the Canadian province, where he and his 18-year-old son, Forrest, got by on his shaky "Franglais." It has been three years since Allen's infamous campaign trail stumble...
  • George Allen: Energy Independence Key to Economic Recovery

    06/13/2009 6:52:18 AM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 885+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen tells Newsmax that America is at a "crossroads" regarding energy policy — and the government is the biggest impediment to energy independence. Allen also said that implementing the cap and trade plan to reduce carbon emissions would be equivalent to "economic unilateral disarmament" by the United States. Allen is the founder of the American Energy Freedom Center, which promotes increases in domestic coal, oil, and natural gas production. Newsmax.TV's Kathleen Walter asked him about that effort. "What we want to do is educate and inform people," Allen said. "I have a lot...
  • Allen likes freedom from politics, but what about future?

    12/02/2008 7:55:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 516+ views
    The Daily Press, Newport News, VA ^ | 2008-11-30 | Jim Hodges
    WASHINGTON - If you stand by the right edge of the seventh-floor window in the Pennsylvania Avenue office and crane your neck just so, you can see the Capitol, where George Allen made his living for six years. That ended in 2006, when he was denied a second Senate term by the voters of Virginia and Democrat Jim Webb. Allen is on the outside, looking in. Over his shoulder and much easier to see is the Ninth Street tunnel and the road out of town, to his home near Mount Vernon. It's the road to freedom, Allen says, sitting at...
  • George Allen congratulates Barack Obama

    11/06/2008 4:54:50 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 1,479+ views
    Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen issued the following statement today, congratulating Barack Obama for being elected the 44th President of the United States. “Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama, his family and his team in winning a phenomenal and historic election. I strongly believe his grandmother in spirit enjoyed his massive, exciting victory. Thank you also to Sen. McCain, his family and his team who fought hard in an exceedingly tough political climate. The people – the owners of the government – have spoken in their States. We must respect the decision of the voters. “Challenges remain ahead for...
  • U.S. - Muslim Taxi Drivers Credited for Swinging the Senate...

    12/24/2006 4:27:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | December 24, 2006 | ZACHARY GORCHOW
    Muslim vote is powerful, group told Examples are cited in Dearborn BY ZACHARY GORCHOW FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER December 24, 2006 Muslims played a critical role in some key elections this year. But elected officials won't take them seriously if they don't continue to organize and turn out Muslim voters, two politically active Muslims said Saturday at a convention in Dearborn. If there are efforts to register Muslims to vote, educate them about the candidates and get them to the polls to vote for one candidate, politicians will court their support, Jameel Johnson, an aide to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks,...