'Who is that guy? I really like him,' " said Republican media consultant Tom Edmonds. "My gut tells me he's a sleeper and will indeed have an impact on the Republican race."
Paul rises from GOP unknown to 'sleeper' →
Mr. Allen, a former governor before being elected to the Senate in 2000, "is Webb's biggest nightmare," said GOP strategist Tom Edmonds.
Polls buoy Allen in prospects for Senate rematch →