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Mr. Romney agreed.

“Thank you to the next United States senator from the commonwealth of Virginia — George Allen,” Mr. Romney said.

Mr. Romney campaigned earlier in the day in Lynchburg, Va., and is trying to ensure that the state’s 13 Electoral College votes fall to him this year. Mr. Kaine started his day at a campaign stop in Norfolk, and was scheduled to join Mr. Biden in Richmond Monday evening at an event with musician John Mellencamp.