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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

AP calls Virginia for Webb

The AP has called Virginia for Webb. NBC/MSNBC as well, although CNN hasn't taken the leap yet.
An adviser to Allen, speaking on condition of anonymity because his boss had not formally decided to end the campaign, said the senator wanted to wait until most of canvassing was completed before announcing his decision, possibly as early as Thursday evening.

The adviser said that Allen was disinclined to request a recount if the final vote spread was similar to that of election night.

It looks like they did it. They ran the table. Incredible.

UPDATE: (Hotline) "Republicans in touch with Sen. George Allen's campaign say they they expect Allen to concede in the near future."

And, from the Allen campaign, "More details will follow from the campaign early tomorrow based on the progress of the day's re-canvassing efforts."


  • What a great, wonderful day here in the Old Dominion!!!

    I am proud of Virginians that came out to rid ourselves of the creep that Allen revealed himself to be during this campaign.

    Jim Webb is a fine man that's going to be a great senator—especially in this time of war. He'll be the only member of congress with a child serving in Iraq. Jimmy Webb is a marine deployed to Ramadi.
    Interesting fact...both senators from VA are former Sec of the Navy.

    This is great!

    By Blogger zen, at 8:32 PM  

  • Wow. Not only does he have a son in Iraq, but he has a son in the deepest of Iraq.

    Right now, the marines are attempting to retake Ramadi. It's gonna be tough fighting. I wish him well.

    And, yes, Huzzah!!!!!

    The near impossible has been done. One month ago, nobody thought the Dems even had a shot at taking the Senate.

    I'm astounded. Ford was pretty much out in the last days so they had to win three for three in ridiculously tight Senate races, two in Red states.

    Just incredible.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:40 PM  

  • Good morning Mike,

    You must be grinning from ear to ear as I am. I don't even mind being wrong about predicting the Reps to keep the Senate.

    And you got your wish for the question session with Bush.

    I just wanted to say that there is a whole new feeling from him that I have never seen before. It may be just talk, but this humble front sure is appealing, almost affable.

    I'm starting to believe in a split government (i.e Congress and the executive) if for no other reason than they have to talk and work together.

    So much to say.... I'll leave it there.

    Incredible is right.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 5:11 AM  

  • Praguetwin, I am grinning, but I had made the same prediction on the Senate. I really thought Allen would win by a couple points.

    I think Bush was absolutely shocked. They had been repeating the "Dems are terrorists" rhetoric expecting it to work. And when it didn't, they thought they just weren't saying it loudly enough. Now, he knows that was wrong, so he's trying to find a new line.

    I've always believed in split government. In US post wasr history, split government has generally produced better economies, and all three awful wars Korea, Vietnam, and this Iraq have all been started under one party government.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 11:08 AM  

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