Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, left, listens as rival candidate for U.S. Senate former Gov. George Allen talks during their first debate at the Capital One Conference Center in Tysons Corner, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. This is the first of three debates in what is a very close race. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, left, listens as rival candidate for U.S. Senate former Gov. George Allen talks during their first debate at the Capital One Conference Center in Tysons Corner, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. This is the first of three debates in what is a very close race. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)