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REDEMPTION George Allen Wins GOP Senate Primary Steve Helber / AP Photo

Allen Wins GOP Senate Primary

Former senator George Allen moved one step closer to getting his old job back in Virginia on Tuesday night. Allen easily defeated three conservative Republican competitors in the Virginia primary to advance to November’s general election against a fellow former governor, Tim Kaine. Allen walked away with 65 percent of the GOP vote. The 60-year-old lost in the 2006 Senate race by less than 10,000 votes after his campaign imploded because of racially insensitive comments. Allen and Kaine’s contest is expected to be one of the most closely watched Senate races across the country.

June 12, 2012 11:16 PM