George Allen Comeback
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At the Chicago Tribune's Washington Bureau's blog The Swamp, Mark Silva writes that former Virginia Senator George Allen may be preparing for a possible comeback:
His new Web site, www.georgeallen.com, touts his travels around Virginia, mostly in Republican-friendly territory. A press account posted on his site of a Republican fundraiser in Harrisonburg quotes supporters urging him to run for governor in 2009.
Silva also focuses upon Allen's recent stint as guest host one morning on WRVA radio’s "Richmond Morning News" show which got a lot of attention for an interview with Fred Thompson.
Silva claims that Allen has sidestepped questions about his future, noting that Allen says he is "focused on helping Republicans retain control of the General Assembly this fall," and "few who know him would discount the possibility of another bid for statewide office."
Silva must have missed Allen's speech at the Jimmy the Greek's restaurant in North Stafford:
Allen, however, says he will not be a candidate for governor or senator again any time soon.
Instead--due in Richmond that afternoon--he joked that the only place he would be running was "down I-95."
An Allen comeback will take a lot of work and who knows how much time. In politics, the two years before Virginia's 2009 gubernatorial election is an eternity.