Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Congratulations to Jim Webb

Anti-war Democrat Jim Webb just won the Virgina primary against political hack Harris Miller, despite being outspent 2 to 1. This is big news.

The Democratic base is starting to assert itself and it is none too soon. I have to think Joe Lieberman is shaking in his boots.

It is worth noting that during this campaign Jim Webb had to endure a bogus claim of anti-Semtism. I guess that is par for the course, but it is certainly getting tiresome.

If you are going to contribute money to a campaign, Jim Webb's would not be a bad place to start.

Webb, a decorated Marine rifle company commander in Vietnam, will challenge Republican Sen. George Allen, whom he endorsed just six years ago.

With more than 80 percent of the vote reported, Webb held 54 percent of the vote over longtime Democratic activist Harris Miller. Webb pulled ahead in a seesaw race with a huge boost in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the state's most populous region where the turnout was heaviest.

Webb, who broke with the Republicans over the invasion of Iraq and what he says are economic policies that bleed the middle class, said support from senior U.S. Senate Democrats was important to his victory.

Webb Wins

Allen's Worst Nightmare


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