George Allen

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George Allen
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Virginia
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
Campaign website
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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.[1] He was defeated by Tim Kaine on November 6, 2012.[2]

Allen is former Governor of Virginia and served in the U.S. Senate from 2000 to 2006.[3]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Allen's campaign platform includes the following issues[4]:

  • Domestic energy production
  • Balanced budget
  • Right-to-Work



See also: United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012

Allen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Virginia. He won the nomination on the Republican ticket[5] and defeated E.W. Jackson Sr., Jamie Radtke and Bob Marshall in the June 12, 2012, primary.[1] He was defeated by Tim Kaine on November 6, 2012.[6]

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.[7]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy M. Kaine 52.9% 2,010,067
     Republican George F. Allen 47% 1,785,542
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 6,587
Total Votes 3,802,196
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. Senate, Virginia Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge F. Allen 65.5% 167,452
Jamie L. Radtke 23.1% 58,980
Bob Marshall 6.8% 17,308
E. W. Jackson 4.7% 12,086
Total Votes 255,826

Race rating

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012, detailing the eight races in the Senate in 2012 that would impact the political fate of which party ended up with control in 2013.[8] 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.[8] According to the article, "outcome of this race will largely be determined by which party claims Virginia’s 13 electoral votes in November."[8]


George Allen vs. Tim Kaine
Poll George Allen Tim KaineSome Other CandidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (August 23,2012)
Rasmussen Reports (September 17,2012)
Washington Post Poll (October 26,2012)
AVERAGES 44.33% 47.67% 2.33% 6% +/-3.83 834.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to

Campaign donors

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.[9] 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.[10]


Breakdown of the source of Allen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Allen lost an election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Allen's campaign committee raised a total of $14,495,736 and spent $14,392,354.[11]


Allen is married to wife Susan, they have three children together.[12]

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