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William Crawley | 11:18 UK time, Thursday, 9 November 2006

It's looking likely that Jim Webb pulled it off in Virginia, giving the Democrats control of the Senate as well as the House of Representatives. I expect we'll be seeing quite a few Democrat big-hitters stepping forward in the next couple of weeks to announce their candidacy for the presidency. It might be a more difficult race than they imagin, though, if New York's former mayor Rudolf Giuliani runs for the Republicans. Here's a blog tracking Rudy's path to the White House.


Great Blog

  • 2.
  • At 02:14 PM on 09 Nov 2006,
  • Candadai Tirumalai wrote:

A few months ago not many would have given Jim Webb much of a chance in the race against the football-loving popular Senate insider George Allen. But then Allen proceeded to shoot himself in the foot, with some very ill-considered remarks. Webb is a pugnacious fighter and set out his views forthrightly. Northern Virginia, with its populous Washington D.C. suburbs, has given him the electoral edge. The more rural and conservative areas of the state gave a majority (but not an overwhelming one) to Allen.

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  • At 03:20 PM on 09 Nov 2006,
  • MARCUS wrote:

So long Rumsfelt, and good riddance. If there's any justice in the world, he'll end his days in a prison cell convicted of crimes against humanity.

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  • At 09:15 PM on 09 Nov 2006,
  • molly dee wrote:

Seems awful to me that American politics goes from campaign to campaign. There is no escape from the endless "next election" mentality. But maybe that is all Americans ever have to hope for.

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