Virginia Senator Jim Webb Won’t Seek Reelection

Posted by | February 9, 2011 13:34 | Filed under: Top Stories

Senator Jim Webb of Virginia today said we will not run for another term.

“After much thought and consideration I have decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek re-election in 2012,” Webb said in a statement.

If he had decided to run, the Virginia Democrat would likely have faced a rematch with former Sen. George Allen. In 2006, Webb emerged victorious against Allen in a tough race and the 2012 race had been viewed as a toss-up. On the GOP side, Allen is getting a challenge from Tea Party candidate Jamie Radtke.

Former Virginia Governor and DNC Chair Tim Kaine could be a Democratic choice to run.

If Kaine does not run, other possible candidates include former Rep. Tom Perriello and ex-DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe. Perriello’s liberal voting record could give him troubles in this purple state. McAuliffe, meanwhile, seems more interested in running for governor in 2013.

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