It was a soggy morning on Wednesday, but local residents who frequent the were treated to an appearance by former Virginia first lady Susan Allen, wife of former Republican Gov. George Allen, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
Susan Allen talked up local candidates and local issues with shoppers at the market, held weekly at the Sherwood Regional Library parking lot, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. The Allens live in Mount Vernon and have three children.
George Allen served in the U.S. Senate from 2001-2007, but lost a reelection bid in 2006 to Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat. With Webb announcing his retirement from the Senate earlier this year, Allen is campaigning for his old job. The election is set for November 2012.
Although there are other GOP and Democratic candidates in the race, many believe Allen will ultimately run in a match-up against , also a former governor of Virginia and most recently chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
To find out more about Allen's campaign, visit his Web site at: http://www.georgeallen.com/