Senator Allen's Last Day

By: Venton Blandin Email
By: Venton Blandin Email

January 3, 2007

Senator George Allen has worked his last full day serving in the United States Senate.

Political experts say the republican's time in Washington didn't quite measure up to a legacy since he served just one term of six years.

However, Allen is being remembered as an ambitious senator, and for his work with technology and economy for Virginia.

Still, there could be a cloud hanging over the out-going senator's head.

"Whether it's good, or bad you know the biggest thing to come out of it is probably going to be the developments from the 2006 elections. The Macaca comments, the questions about racial intolerance in his past, and that sort of thing," said Matt Smythe of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

Allen's political career may be over-shadowed by those issues, but may not be over. Allen is still very popular among republicans and relatively young.

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