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First elected in 2000; seeking second full term; Allen was unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: March 8, 1952; Whittier, Calif.
  • Family: Married (Susan); three children.
  • Education: University of Virginia, J.D., 1977; B.A., 1974.
  • Professional career: Practicing attorney, 1977-91, 1998-99.
  • Military career: None.
  • Election history: Governor, 1993-97; U.S. House, 1991-92; state House, 1982-91.



Webb, a former secretary of the Navy, was nominated with 53 percent in a two-way primary.

  • Born: Feb. 9, 1946; St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Family: Married (Hong); four children.
  • Education: Georgetown University, J.D., 1975; U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1968.
  • Professional career: Secretary of the Navy, 1987-88; assistant defense secretary for reserve affairs, 1984-87; counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, 1977-81; novelist; movie screenwriter/producer.
  • Military career: Marine Corps, 1968-72 (Vietnam).
  • Election history: None.


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