That's rare, I applaud any politician that only serves one or two terms in the Senate, 4 in the house.First-term Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia will retire when his term ends next year.
Webb made his announcement in an e-mail, saying, "After much thought and consideration I have decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life..."
Webb's decision leaves Democrats with the daunting prospect of finding a viable candidate to run in what will be a very hot senate race in the Old Dominion. On the Republican side, former Virginia Governor and Sen. George Allen has already announced his intentions to recapture the seat Webb took away from him in 2006 in a razor-thin victory.
Now, all eyes turn to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine. Though the former Virginia governor recently said even if Webb didn't seek reelection, he would not be interested in the Senate seat, Democratic officials in Washington tell FOX News that that isn't the end of the story and that Kaine could still be a candidate
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