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Posted at 9:45 PM ET, 01/23/2011

Allen set to run for Senate

By Anita Kumar

Former senator George Allen (R) will officially announce Monday that he is running to reclaim his old job next year, according to sources close to Allen who were not authorized to speak publicly on his plans.

The former Virginia governor will announce his candidacy to supporters through an online video and file his candidacy papers to begin raising money. But he will not launch his campaign publicly until later this year, probably Thomas Jefferson's birthday -- April 13 -- the formal start of his last two U.S. Senate races.

On Sunday, the homepage of his Website simply read: "Stay Tuned."

Allen spokesman Tim Nussbaum did not return messages Sunday.

Allen's candidacy would thrust him into a tough primary fight for the Republican nomination against several possible candidates running to the right of him and a possible rematch with Sen. James Webb (D) in what will likely be one of the most watched Senate races of the nation in 2012.

Webb told The Washington Post in December that he would announce a decision in the first quarter of this year.

By Anita Kumar  | January 23, 2011; 9:45 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Best job he ever had other than son of a Redskin legend. People would listen to him, except for Macawcaws.

Posted by: WmLaney | January 23, 2011 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Allen again . Yessir , let's add another worn-out tire with bare threads to the car and holler when the Nation breaks down on the Highway of life again . Wait and see what we're given to vote for again in 2012 ? You'd think Politics in Washington was being run by Hollywood. Nothing but re-runs . Mitt ( the old catcher's glove ) Romney, Guitar Hucklebuck, Wife-leaving Gingritch , Hypocrite Giuliani, big Mouth Palin , and on the other side, Jug-ears Hussein, Rottencrotch Clinton and another year of voting against rather than for. And still America refuses to vote for a 3rd party candidate like Ralph Nader because Republicrats have them brainwashed into thinking to do so would be to waste your vote. And as we look back at this administration and the last two, we say to ourselves ; " if this wasn't wasting our vote , then I don't know what the Hell was " We can't even get a 2 year term limit in this country as crooks like Pelosi, Reid, Dodd and Fwank roll on and on and we can't pry them away from the Public Troth . We get what we deserve, I guess. Well, it's one thing to have that happen, but it's another to have to listen to all the lies every 4 years, and wonder why we're in such debt, when a billion dollars is spent on campaigning by every candidate.

Posted by: puck-101 | January 24, 2011 12:27 AM | Report abuse

George Allen? His career plans went down the drain with one word: Mokaka.

Posted by: gce1356 | January 24, 2011 1:08 AM | Report abuse

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