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For Tonight’s Virginia Senate Debate, Question Candidates’ Agendas
October 8, 2012
Tonight, George Allen and Tim Kaine will once again face off in a televised debate. As the two hopefuls prepare for next round of rhetoric of who has the better resume and why either man would be a better Senator for the taxpayers of Virginia, it is important to consider the facts that were compiled by NTU Foundation in our line-by-line report of the candidates.
Former Senator George Allen:
Former Governor Tim Kaine:
In both studies, one of the surprising discoveries was the lack of specifics given to citizens on how Allen and Kaine would achieve some of their policy points. NTUF was unable to match a majority of proposals with nonpartisan third party sources or calculate the item by consulting budget documents. Because of this gap in knowledge, voters are not fully informed on the goals and possible costs of either candidate’s plans. Question one of the debate should be a request for a full and verifiable net spending total of Allen and Kaine.
However, the candidates do not entirely have conflicting policies on how to improve the economy and the efficiency of government. Allen and Kaine have proposed:
To study up on the Virginia Senate race and what both men bring to the table, check out NTUF’s release of the studies, which summarizes the totals and what the agendas could mean for the federal government. You can also look at NTUF’s line-by-line analysis of George Allen and Tim Kaine to see how the Foundation scored clearly defined items and why we could not determine the impact of others.
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