Tuesday, June 13, 2006


BREAKING: Webb wins Democratic Primary in Virginia

Senator George Allen has his challenger for November. James Webb, a former Republican who broke with the party when it refused to cut-and-run in Iraq, is the Democratic nominee after today's vote, in which he garnered 53.5% of the vote. It appears that his challenger, extremely liberal lobbyist Harris Miller, failed to energize the liberal base in the D.C. and Richmond areas, with Webb taking advantage of very low turnout throughout the Commonwealth.

One point that should be of interest to the media and political types here in Tennessee -

"Miller put nearly $1 million of his own money into the campaign and outspent Webb by more than a 2-to-1 ratio."

As I have stated on this site time and time again, money spent does not necessarily translate to votes cast. Yes, fundraising is interesting for the purpose of filling newspaper pages in the run-up to an election, but it doesn't mean as much as y'all think it does.

In any case, I hope Webb enjoys that winning feeling he has tonight. He won't be feeling the same way come Election Day in November.

For more, see Virginia VirtuCon, who liveblogged primary night.

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