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[VA] Webb, Miller Refuel the Fires
|Last Edited||ArmyDem Jun 12, 2006 09:58pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Washington Post|
|News Date||Wednesday, June 14, 2006 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Senate Hopefuls Go Into Overdrive With Calls, Rallies |
By Michael D. Shear and Chris L. Jenkins
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, June 13, 2006; Page B01
Virginia Senate candidate James Webb rallied supporters yesterday with the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nominee, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), hoping to spark interest in a primary that is expected to draw a tiny percentage of voters today.
Before about 250 people in Arlington County, Kerry heartily endorsed Webb, President Ronald Reagan's former Navy secretary, saying that the Senate needs the "confident leadership" and "independent thinking" that Webb has offered during the campaign.
Webb's opponent, former lobbyist Harris Miller, spent the afternoon making last-minute phone calls to prospective voters and later held a rally at his Northern Virginia headquarters in McLean.
"We cannot rest. We need to win this election tomorrow so that we can win this election in November and get the country going back in the right direction," Miller told several dozen volunteers.
Both candidates continued to run campaign ads touting their ability to defeat incumbent Sen. George Allen (R) in the fall. Miller's television ads, made possible by his investing $1 million of his personal wealth, hammer Webb on his Republican past.
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