George Allen, former governor of Virginia, answers questions during the 2012 U.S. Senate Debate on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean, Va. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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George Allen, former governor of Virginia, answers questions during the 2012 U.S. Senate Debate on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean, Va. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)