Allen set to run for Senate
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.
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