Politics

Virginia: George Allen Concedes to Tim Kaine

George Allen kisses his wife, Susan, during his concession speech at the Virginia Republicans' election night party in Richmond. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Former Sen. George Allen (R) has conceded to former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D).

The two men, fond of each other personally, were vying for a Senate seat that was central to GOP plans to take control of the Senate.

At the time of Allen's concession, Kaine was leading by about 1 point and the presidential contest was almost completely tied.

Topics: va-senate