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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

VA-Sen: Webb is In!

Posted by DavidNYC

Oh man, this is exciting news:

Former Navy Secretary James H. Webb Jr. said yesterday that he will file papers this week to seek the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate this year.

Webb, who lives in Arlington County, would join Harris N. Miller, a Fairfax County computer executive, in seeking the party's nomination.

The nominee will oppose U.S. Sen. George Allen, a Republican who is seeking a second six-year term in the Senate. Allen is a strong favorite.

Webb, who was secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan, resigned in protest of cutbacks in the Navy fleet. He has been a strong critic of the war in Iraq, saying that the Bush administration has never developed an exit strategy.

As I've said repeatedly, I think Webb will make a great candidate with a compelling storyline (former Reagan official turns Dem). As you may also know, Webb is a graduate of Annapolis - perhaps he'll put in a surprise appearance at tomorrow's Band of Brothers event in DC. I'm not hinting - just hoping!

(Thanks to Jambon.)

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We have had an effect. Who said ordinary people could not sway national evvents.

Thanks James Webb. Now we have a race.

Posted by: thegools [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2006 12:12 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Woo-hoo! Now I don't have to swallow my dignity and support Harris "Outsource This!" Miller.

Posted by: robitude [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2006 02:00 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment