Thursday, February 10, 2011

George Allen - #2635 - 2012 Senate Playing Fields Tilts Toward GOP - Hot Air

Senator Jim Webb’s announcement yesterday that he will not run for reelection in 2012 led Washington Post writer Chris Cillizza to take a look at the future of Webb’s seat and how it could effect the overall playing field in the Senate. His conclusion is that 2012 is stacking up as a very good year for Republicans: “This seat is going to flip,” predicted one veteran Democratic operative familiar with the Commonwealth’s politics. “The bench is so shallow.”.......The likely beneficiary of Webb’s decision is George Allen, the man who lost narrowly to Webb amid a nasty campaign complete with charges of racism which were heavily promoted by the Washington Post. Allen has already announced his intention to run for the seat. Now that Karl Rove is speculating about a possible way to repeal ObamaCare via reconciliation (i.e. needing only 51 votes in the Senate) a lot more than merely control of the Senate may be riding on Virginia in 2012.  Read more......

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