Word has broken that former Senator George Allen is going to declare his candidacy for Senate in Virginia. This is not shocking as many reports he has been doing candidate type thing in recent weeks. The former governor and senator has been touring the state to repeal of the health care law. The word is he is going to file his paperwork, so we can be rest assured it is not exploratory. He can start raising money and getting his political teams into place. The best part is George Allen is going to be in before Democratic Sen. Jim Webb’s has made his own decision about running for a second term. Webb, if remember in 2006 beat Allen by 10,000 votes but has not said to anyone if he is going to have an in 2006, has been silent about a reelection campaign. The Allen-Webb rematch would be one of the marquee match-ups in the country and take on heightened importance because Republicans need just four seats to seize the Senate majority. We do not want to put the cart in front of the horse as Allen still will have to survive a primary challenge. Richmond tea party candidate Jamie Radtke announced her candidacy around Christmas. We needed more quality candidates for the senate and this sure fits the bill.