An adviser to Allen, speaking on condition of anonymity because his boss had not formally decided to end the campaign, said the senator wanted to wait until most of canvassing was completed before announcing his decision, possibly as early as Thursday evening.Meanwhile:
The adviser said that Allen was disinclined to request a recount if the final vote spread was similar to that of election night.
Republicans Will Pressure Allen... Soon
Top Republicans in Washington will give Sen. George Allen a few days to take stock of his legal and political options before beginning to pressure him to concede to James Webb. Senior Republican officials and White House aides believe that Webb won the race. Several outside advisers to Allen want him to make the decision quickly; others in his campaign want to make sure that there's no chance a cache of new votes will turn up.Now that Pat Robertson won't be calling the shots anymore we can finally find out what happened in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.