George Allen: 'Perhaps' a rematch with Webb in 2012?

Copyright 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009; 3:41 PM

By Amy Gardner Don't toy with us, Governor. That's right, former governor and U.S. senator George Allen said today that he is thinking pretty seriously about public office, including a possible rematch against Democrat Jim Webb, who defeated Allen in 2006 by fewer than 10,000 votes. It's so thrilling we can hardly type. Allen's been out and about quite a lot lately, prompting lots of gossip about his political plans. Turns out he might have some. Here's the money quote, which he offered when asked about a rematch: "Many people have encouraged me to run," Allen said in a telephone interview. "Susan and I have heard that from many people. And the answer is: perhaps." Allen said about 2006, "I don't like losing, you may have guessed." But he also said he has enjoyed his year out of public life tremendously, traveling with his wife and spending more time with

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