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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Big Developments to Our South

I know this isn't Howard County related, but I find it an interesting development that I wanted to throw it out for discussion.

James Webb, former Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan, announced this week he plans to run for the Senate as a Democrat in Virginia against Sen. George Allen (R). I am hearing this is just the latest example of former staunch Republicans particularly in the national security field becoming Democrats. In fact, the list of veterans, including Iraq War veterans, running as Democrats against Republican incumbents is now over 50. On James Webb's decision to run, as a former Secretary of the Navy he seems well positioned to do well in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads area.

What do you think? Will James Webb make this a competitive race?