Wednesday, June 14, 2006

In Virginia, It's Republican Vs. Republican for Senate Seat

Goddammit, what the hell kind of choice is this, Virginia? I'm glad I'm not in the damn state again, but electing George Allen again is clearly not the right choice for the state. Ugh. I'm just grateful to be in a blue state.

RICHMOND, Va. Jun 14, 2006 (AP)— James Webb, a former Reagan Navy secretary who broke with the GOP over the invasion of Iraq, won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. George Allen, a man he had endorsed six years earlier.

Webb won 53 percent of the vote in Virginia's primary Tuesday, defeating Harris Miller, a wealthy businessman and longtime Democratic activist who outspent him nearly 2-1.

"We need leadership that will not just follow an administration blindly, but is capable of independent thought," Webb, a decorated Marine combat veteran in Vietnam, told more than 300 supporters in his victory speech.

Posted by crimnos @ 10:27 AM