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George Allen, right, looks on while opponent Tim Kaine talks during the 2012 U.S. Senate Debate, their first of three debates, held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean, Va. The two men, who are both former governors of Virginia, are locked in what has been called the most competitive race in the nation. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
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George Allen, right, looks on while opponent Tim Kaine talks during the 2012 U.S. Senate Debate, their first of three debates, held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean, Va. The two men, who are both former governors of Virginia, are locked in what has been called the most competitive race in the nation. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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