Tim Kaine and George Allen debate

September 20, 2012

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Former Virginia governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) are squaring off in their first televised debate for the state's Senate seat. 

A new Washington Post poll shows Kaine opening up an eight-point lead in the previously deadlocked contest.

The hour-long debate is being moderated by “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. You can watch it live here; for more coverage, go to the Virginia Politics blog

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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