Education: B.A. in history from the University of Virginia; J.D. from the University of Virginia
Career Highlights: U.S. Senate (2001-2007); Governor of Virginia (1994-1998); U.S. House (1991-1993); Virginia House of Delegates (1982-1991)
Campaign Website: www.georgeallen.com
Did You Know?: He is the son of Washington Redskins coach George Herbert Allen.
Hair: Luscious brown locks; side-part
Criticism: He lost his old Senate seat during a race in which he called a Democrat a “Macaca” (a racial slur). He’s been pretty quiet since.
Polling: Allen 44.2, Kaine 48.6 (Real Clear Politics average, 9/11 to 9/18)
Fundraising Total: $8,014,448 (FEC, as of 6/30/12)
Cash on Hand: $3,337,942
Three Great Stories About Allen:
1. “For a Virginian Republican, a Comeback and a Tough Fight Ahead” by Michael D. Shear (The New York Times, June 13, 2012)
2. “Three Years after ‘Macaca’ Misstep, Allen Inches Back Into Spotlight” by Sandhya Somashekhar (The Washington Post, August 14, 2009)
3. “George of the Fumble” by Tim Murphy (Mother Jones, May/June 2012)
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I endorse George Allen for U.S. Senate
Check out his opponent, Tim Kaine.
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