George Allen concedes to Tim Kaine in Va.

Former senator George Allen (R) has conceded to former Virginia governor Tim Kaine (D) in the race for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D). The Washington Post has called this race for Kaine. 

"We haven't succeeded," Allen told Republicans gathered at Richmond's Omni hotel for an election night party. "Tonight after a very hard fought contest, we're reminded how closely divided we are."

He noted that both he and Kaine will now have served as both senator and governor. 

"Both Tim and I have had the highest honor anybody can be accorded, to serve as governor," he said. "I also had the opportunity to serve in the U.S. Senate. Now, Tim Kaine with have the opportunity to serve in the United States Senate. I've called him."

Ben Pershing contributed to this report. 

More from Washington Post Politics:

Warren unseats Brown in Mass.

5 takeaways from the national exit polls

House GOP poised to hold majority

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Justin Bank · November 6, 2012

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.