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Virginia Democratic Sen. Webb to Retire from Senate After One Term

Virginia Democratic Sen. Webb to Retire from Senate After One Term
by Trish Turner | February 09, 2011

First-term Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia will retire when his term ends next year.

Webb made the announcement Wednesday in an e-mail, saying, "After much thought and consideration I have decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life."

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our Middle East wars. That was Jim Webb's saving grace.

Virginia Tea Party Leader Jamie Radtke May Run For U.S. Senate

A recent image of Jamie Radtke: The 36-year-old Chesterfield County resident, bullhorn in hand, addressing fellow Virginia tea-party activists at an “audit-the-Fed” rally outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Radtke is still sounding off — about, among other issues, runaway federal spending, the spiraling deficit and health-care overhaul — but she’s taking soundings as well on a possible bid in 2012 for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

“People are looking for fresh blood and new ideas,” said Radtke, an organizer of a statewide convention of tea-party groups in October that drew an estimated 2,800 people to the Greater Richmond Convention Center.


Senate Map Tilts to GOP as Webb Opts to Retire

Sen. Jim Webb’s retirement announcement Wednesday added yet another degree of difficulty to Democrats’ efforts to hold the party’s Senate majority in 2012, as Republicans continue to spread the map with top recruits.

The Virginian is the third Senate Democrat to announce in the first month of the new Congress that he will not seek re-election. Two of the three, Webb and Sen. Kent Conrad (N.D.), are in states Republicans have clear opportunities to win.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee immediately gloated, with spokesman Brian Walsh stating, “Webb’s decision not to seek re-election makes Virginia an even stronger pickup opportunity for Republicans in 2012.”


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Great! Good riddance.

Webb voted "ys" for everything that is wrong from ObamaCare to continuing government handouts. One of the worse of the worse.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey