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Former senator and governor George Allen, at right, answers a question during the final debate with his three rivals in the Virginia republican primary, from left, Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, tea party activist Jamie Radtke and Virginia State Delegate Robert G. Marshall, at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Va., on May 25, 2012. Recent polls give Allen a comfortable lead among likely voters in the primary, which will determine the challenger to former governor Timothy M. Kaine, who is unopposed in the democratic primary. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)
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Former senator and governor George Allen, at right, answers a question during the final debate with his three rivals in the Virginia republican primary, from left, Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, tea party activist Jamie Radtke and Virginia State Delegate Robert G. Marshall, at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Va., on May 25, 2012. Recent polls give Allen a comfortable lead among likely voters in the primary, which will determine the challenger to former governor Timothy M. Kaine, who is unopposed in the democratic primary. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Special to The Washington Times)

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