Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen wants to regain his Senate seat in November. Allen received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) in his bid to regain the seat he lost in 2006.
The NRA’s Chris Cox said Allen has a, quote, “proven record of support of our right to keep and bear arms.” The endorsement of the NRA is a “significant honor” said Allen.
George Allen has three Republican opponents he must defeat if he is to challenge Democratic nominee Tim Kaine in for the U.S. Senate seat in November.
The U.S Senate race in Virginia is a deadheat for now. Public Policy Polling recently released its survey of registered voters. Democratic nominee Tim Kaine leads by 1 point over Republican nominee George Allen 46%-45%
Tim Kaine’s favorability rates at 42% positive and 37% negative. Kaine favorability extends to independents with a 41-39 margin. George Allen’s favorability rates at 34% positive and 43% unfavorability. However, Allen isn’t as popular with independents with 34% favorable and 43% unfavorable.
The registration deadline to vote in the U.S. Senate primary is May 21, 2012. The primary will held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Register to vote and check your voter status on the State Board of Elections website at www.sbe.virginia.gov. Fill out the voter registration application, print it and mail to your local registrar.