George Allen

Ex-Sen. George Allen to Announce Bid to Regain Seat

01/24/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Former U.S. Sen. George Allen, who said the denial of his Jewish roots helped bring about his ouster, is running for his old seat.

Allen was set to formally announce a bid Monday to replace Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who replaced Allen in 2006, The Washington Post reported.

Allen, addressing a Chabad Lubavitch event in August, said he believed denying his Jewish past helped cost him re-election.

Macaca’ Senator’s Jewish Heritage

09/22/2006
Washington Correspondent
In a strange political year, the U.S. Senate race in Virginia is rapidly moving into the realm of the surreal. First there was Republican Sen. George Allen’s mystifying use of the term “macaca” in referring to a young, dark-skinned worker for his opponent, former Reaganite-turned-Democrat Jim Webb. Macaca, according to many news reports, refers to a kind of monkey, and is a racially derogatory term in some parts of the world; Allen, who has 2008 presidential aspirations if he can just hold on to his Senate seat, said he just made the word up.
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