02.09.2011 0

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) Won’t Seek Reelection

Sen. Jim Webb has just announced he won’t seek re-election in 2012. The first term Senator won a narrow victory over George Allen in one of the closest and most-watched elections in 2006.

Allen announced a few weeks back that he would seek his former seat in 2012. He must first win a primary, where he faces Jamie Radtke.

According to Ben Smith at Politico:

Senate Democratic leaders view Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, the former Virginia governor, as a top prospect to replace him, despite Kaine’s disavowals that he’s looking at the race.

Kaine, the source said, hasn’t shut the door on the possibility.

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