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Republicans Ready to Run for Senate in 2012

By on 12.29.10 | 8:08AM

According to this Associated Press report, we're likely to see more contested GOP senatorial primaries in 2012 as Republicans smell blood in the water. One such race might be in Missouri, with Sarah Steelman facing off against former Sen. Jim Talent for the right to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. But this bit about Virginia caught my eye. Like Talent, former Sen. George Allen is considering a rematch against the Democrat who unseated him but Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart might not give Allen a pass:

"Sen. Allen was a great governor of Virginia, he really was," Stewart, a Republican, said on a local TV interview. "But his record in the United States Senate was mediocre. And I don't think most people in Virginia think of him as a great United States senator. They think of him as a great governor."

Things could get interesting.

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