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  The sway of Senate leaders is put to the test in Virgina
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Last EditedArmyDem  Jun 13, 2006 06:18pm
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News DateWednesday, June 14, 2006 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy Aaron Blake

Democratic Senate candidate Harris Miller spent a lot of time this past weekend glad-handing at Northern Virginia Metro stations, just a few stops from both the place he is trying to get to and the place that is standing in his way — Capitol Hill.

Meanwhile, Miller’s Virginia primary opponent, Jim Webb, took the slate of Washington endorsements he has recently received from high-profile senators and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and made his final push for today’s Democratic primary farther south.

The race to take on incumbent Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) this November is shaping up to be a test of how much influence Washington has on local politics across the Potomac River.

Miller noted that he has previously spent a good deal more time outside of Northern Virginia than inside it, traveling dozens of times to places like Norfolk and Hampton Roads. But he said the votes around the Beltway will play big today.
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