Virginia Senator Jim Webb Won’t Seek Reelection
Senator Jim Webb of Virginia today said we will not run for another term.
“After much thought and consideration I have decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek re-election in 2012,” Webb said in a statement.
If he had decided to run, the Virginia Democrat would likely have faced a rematch with former Sen. George Allen. In 2006, Webb emerged victorious against Allen in a tough race and the 2012 race had been viewed as a toss-up. On the GOP side, Allen is getting a challenge from Tea Party candidate Jamie Radtke.
Former Virginia Governor and DNC Chair Tim Kaine could be a Democratic choice to run.
If Kaine does not run, other possible candidates include former Rep. Tom Perriello and ex-DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe. Perriello’s liberal voting record could give him troubles in this purple state. McAuliffe, meanwhile, seems more interested in running for governor in 2013.Click here for reuse options!
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