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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Allen, Perkins, Moran ace primaries

There were no big surprises in the results of the Virginia primary Tuesday. In the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, former Virginia Gov. George Allen easily won the chance to go up against former Democratic governor Tim Kaine in November.

They are vying for the open seat left by Sen. Jim Webb (D), who is not running for re-election. Allen was elected to the Senate in 2000 and lost his re-election bid to Webb in 2006.

Allen got 65 percent of the statewide vote, compared to 23 percent for Tea Party leader Jamie Radke, 7 percent for Del. R.G. “Bob” Marshall of Prince William County, and 5 percent for E.W. Jackson. Allen did even better in Fairfax County, capturing 71 percent of the vote. Turnout was light—just 5 percent statewide and 4 percent in Fairfax County.

In the Republic primary for the 11th congressional district, Chris Perkins won with 65 percent, beating Ken L. Vaughn. Perkins, a defense contractor, will face the incumbent, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D), in November. Turnout was about 4 percent.

In the Democratic primary for the 8th congressional district, the incumbent, Rep. Jim Moran got 74 percent of the vote, beating challenger Bruce Shuttleworth. Turnout was about 6 percent.

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