Virginia got a likely preview of next year’s US Senate race when George Allen and Tim Kaine debated in Richmond yesterday head-to-head. The debate followed a highly-structured format for the most part, but as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, there was one moment when the two former governors went back and forth with each other.
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Neither Kaine nor Allen has won his party’s nomination: both face primary opponents next June. Close to 50 Tea Party activists protested outside the debate, unhappy it excluded a Tea Party candidate and five other Senate hopefuls.