RICHMOND, VA – Former governor and U.S. senator George Allen easily won his party’s nomination to reclaim the seat Allen lost to retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA). Despite light turnout, which should have favored Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke, Allen won 65% of the vote. Radtke earned 23%, followed by Del. Bob Marshall with 7% and Chesapeake minister E. W. Jackson with 5%. Allen will face former governor and DNC chairman Tim Kaine in the November’s general election.
Incumbent congressmen Eric Cantor, Randy Forbes, and Bob Goodlatte all sailed to victory over primary opponents.