Webb wins Democratic Senate primary in Virginia
By John Whitesides
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Webb, a former Navy secretary during the Reagan administration, won a rough Democratic primary fight in Virginia on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican Sen. George Allen in November.
Webb, a former Republican who switched parties over his opposition to the Iraq war, defeated Democratic lobbyist Harris Miller after winning the support of several influential Washington Democrats.
Allen, former governor of Virginia and a potential presidential candidate in 2008, was a safe bet for re-election until Webb's candidacy began to pick up steam. Webb's win could make Virginia a battleground in November, when Democrats need to pick up six seats to regain control of the Senate.
Both candidates tried to link Allen with Bush, particularly on the war in Iraq. Allen is the son of former Washington Redskins head football coach George Allen.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Over the last couple of years there have been numerous pundits touting the chances of George Allen's anticipated quest for the presidency. I've heard some say he's the most like Bush, which I guess means his first name is George, he's vapid and he owes every bit of "success" he's ever had to his daddy. I'm thinking this is another George junior whose luck has run out.