George Allen (left), the Republican candidate for Virginia's Senate seat, gestures during a debate with Democratic challenger Timothy M. Kaine in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

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George Allen (left), the Republican candidate for Virginia's Senate seat, gestures during a debate with Democratic challenger Timothy M. Kaine in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 8, 2012. (Associated Press)