Former Virginia governor and U.S. senator George Allen wants his Senate seat back. (BILL O'LEARY/TWP)

Giuliani backed Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley in 2001 against Democrat Mark Warner, who won. In 2009, he backed Republican Bob McDonnell, who won the governor’s race against Democrat Creigh Deeds.

Allen faces a crowded for the Republican primary next June. Giuliani said Democrats are working to defeat Allen by “running their hand-picked candidate, Tim Kaine, against him with all kinds of money, all kinds of special interest support.’’

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