|U.S. Senate, Virginia|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia|
George Allen was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Virginia. Allen won the nomination in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. He was defeated by Tim Kaine on November 6, 2012.
According to his website, Allen's campaign platform includes the following issues:
- Domestic energy production
- Balanced budget
Allen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Virginia. He won the nomination on the Republican ticket and defeated E.W. Jackson Sr., Jamie Radtke, and Bob Marshall in the June 12, 2012, primary. He was defeated by Tim Kaine on November 6, 2012.
Allen outraised his Republican challengers and has the benefit of greater name recognition. He was also the most centrist of the Republican candidates, although all four candidates agree on most issues.
|U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Timothy M. Kaine||52.9%||2,010,067|
|Republican||George F. Allen||47%||1,785,542|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. Senate Virginia Representative Republican Primary, 2012|
|George F. Allen||65.5%||167,452|
|Jamie L. Radtke||23.1%||58,980|
|E. W. Jackson||4.7%||12,086|
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would impact the political fate of which party ended up with control in 2013. The seat rated a toss-up that Sabato's Crystal Ball believed was most likely to depend on the outcome of the Presidential election in November is the Senate seat in Virginia. According to the article, "outcome of this race will largely be determined by which party claims Virginia’s 13 electoral votes in November."
|George Allen vs. Tim Kaine|
|Poll||George Allen||Tim Kaine||Some Other Candidate||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Rasmussen Reports (August 23,2012)||45%||45%||2%||8%||+/-4.5||500|
|Rasmussen Reports (September 17,2012)||45%||47%||2%||6%||+/-4.5||500|
|Washington Post Poll (October 26,2012)||43%||51%||3%||4%||+/-2.5||1,504|
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Sheldon Adelson donated $1.5 million to the Independence Virginia PAC which aided Allen in his campaign against opponent Tim Kaine. The donation made by Adelson accounted for nearly the entire campaign budget the PAC received in the first 17 days. The PAC planned to spend around $1.5 million on TV ads and direct mailings in the last few weeks to aid Allen. On Monday October 29, 2012, Allen wrote his campaign a check for $500,000, loaning his campaign money in the final days of the race.
|U.S. Senate, Virginia, 2012 - George Allen Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$18,045,722|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$17,918,247|
|Top contributors to George Allen's campaign committee|
|Senate Conservatives Fund||$153,036|
|Club for Growth||$43,075|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$478,530|
Allen is married to wife Susan, they have three children together.
- Virginia State Board of Elections "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- George Allen campaign website "About," Accessed June 9, 2012
- George Allen campaign website "Issues," Accessed June 9, 2012
- Washington Examiner "Va. Senate race all about Kaine and Allen," Accessed January 6, 2012
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Washington Post "Virginia’s Republican Senate race is the main event in Tuesday’s primaries," June 9, 2012
- Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
- Bloomberg, "Adelson Donates $1.5 Million to Virginia Super-PAC Helping Allen," October 24, 2012
- POLITICO "George Allen lends his campaign $500K", Accessed November 2, 2012
- Open Secrets "George Allen 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 15, 2013
- George Allen for Senate, "About," Accessed October 17, 2012