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Ex-Sen. George Allen to announce bid to regain seat


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/ex-sen_george_allen_to_announce_bid_to_regain_seat_20110124

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. During the 2006 campaign Allen, who lost by just 10,000 votes, heatedly denied any Jewish heritage, although research by the Forward and other Jewish media outlets made it clear that he had Jewish ancestors.

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