Allen Wins Most of Loudoun
Radtke takes a few districts, but falls to third in others.
Former governor George Allen passed the first test on his journey to retake his seat in the U.S. Senate by winning the Republican Primary June 12 over three opponents. He now faces Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall election.
Virginia promises to be a closely watched state in November’s presidential election, since it’s considered a swing state. Voters in what had been a reliable state for Republicans in recent presidential races, picked Barack Obama in 2008.
In Loudoun, which Obama won in 2008, Allen was not able to win in every district, despite receiving more than 60 percent of the total vote. In fact, he lost 2-to-1 (48 votes to 24) to tea party favorite Jamie Radtke in the Cedar Lane precinct, where Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson each received two votes.
In all, Radtke won three Loudoun precincts—Cedar Lane, Oak Grove and Evergreen—and tied in another—Purcellville.
At the same time, while Radtke came in second in the state and in Loudoun, she fell to third in several Loudoun precincts. Jackson’s best showing was in Dulles South, where he edged out Marshall and Radtke, but still fell to Allen. Marshall had several second place finishes in the county.
Overall in Loudoun, Allen received 60.89 percent of the vote to Radtke’s 20.58 percent, Marshall’s 14.36 percent and Jackson’s 4.15 percent.
As of 11 a.m. June 13, 99.84 percent of the statewide vote had been counted, with Allen receiving 65.46 percent, followed by Radtke at 23.05 percent. Marshall will remain in third place, currently with 6.75 percent, while Jackson garnered 4.72 percent of the vote. Of the state’s active voters, 5.4 percent turned out. See statewide and county results online.