RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. George Allen's political career hung by a thread on Tuesday, as Democrat Jim Webb claimed victory _ though fewer than 8,000 votes separated the two, and a recount was virtually certain. "The votes are in and we won," Webb said, though there were still votes to count. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Webb had 1,170,564 votes, or 49.6 percent, to Allen's 1,162,717, or 49.3 percent.
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