Allen campaign death watch

Will Republicans soon start pressuring him to concede too?

Katharine Mieszkowski
November 9, 2006 5:35AM (UTC)

The Dems are leaning on George Allen to concede the Virginia Senate race to James Webb. Will the Republicans get into the act soon too?

Over at the National Journal's Hotline blog, the clock has already begun to tick on the Allen campaign death watch: "Top Republicans in Washington will give Sen. George Allen a few days to take stock of his legal and political options before beginning to pressure him to concede to James Webb," predicts Marc Ambinder. "Senior Republican officials and White House aides believe that Webb won the race. Several outside advisers to Allen want him to make the decision quickly; others in his campaign want to make sure that there's no chance a cache of new votes will turn up."


Meanwhile, the conservative blog,, is calling on Allen not to seek a recount, under the headline "Let's Not Re-Do Florida in 2000."

Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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