Allen surprised by Stewarts's comments calling his record 'mediocre'
Former governor and senator George Allen said he was surprised to hear that fellow Republican Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, describe his time in the U.S. Senate as "mediocre."
"I've always been complimentary of Corey Stewart,'' Allen said in an interview. "We've always gotten along. It was surprising to me."
Allen said he and Stewart last appeared together before the November election at an event for Republican Keith Fimian, who narrowly lost to Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly of Northern Virginia.
In a television interview last week, Stewart said he thinks Allen will find that his "base has moved on" as he contemplates running for U.S. Senate in 2012.
"Senator Allen was a great governor of Virginia -- he really was," Stewart said. "But his record in the United States Senate was mediocre. And I don't think most people in Virginia think of him as a great United States senator. They think of him as a great governor."
Stewart is one of the several Republicans considering running for Democratic Sen. Jim Webb's seat. (Webb has yet to say if he's running for reelection.)
| December 7, 2010; 3:34 PM ET
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