Thursday, November 1, 2012

Virginia U.S. Senate Race 2012 - #4344 - George Allen Pushes Jobs to Carry Him Across Finish Line in Virginia (2) Tim Kaine Releases Ads on What he Needs to Learn (3) The Daily Press, Lynchburg News and Advance Endorse George Allen for U.S. Senate

Allen Pushes Jobs to Carry Him Across Finish Line in Virginia - Washington Examiner - Republican George Allen is looking to refocus Virginia's tight U.S. Senate contest on jobs in hopes of making a last-minute push in a race he currently trails in. Democrat Tim Kaine holds a lead over Allen of a couple percentage points heading into the final days of a contest that has stayed tight despite millions in spending by the campaigns and outside groups. Allen plans to use the next six days to define himself as the candidate with the experience to create jobs while tearing down Kaine as an absentee governor in 2009, when he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Allen trumpeted the charge against Kaine's DNC tenure in the final debate this month, insisting he turned his back on Virginia during the recession, and doubled-down on the criticism with an ad, and his campaign will build on that in the final days of the race.  Read more.......

Tim Kaine Releases Ads on What He Needs to Learn - Tim Kaine is nearing the end of his Extreme Makeover series with the release of two new episodes aimed at rewriting his partisan record of leaving Virginians with fewer jobs and less money. Instead of focusing on Virginians facing the worst recession since the Great Depressions, Tim Kaine chose to spend his last year as Governor as the Democrats’ national party chair to attack Republicans and advance President Obama’s political agenda. “Tim Kaine’s latest Extreme Makeover ad is a lecture for Washington: ‘Do what I say and not what I do,’” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for George Allen for U.S. Senate. “Tim Kaine’s actual words – he called Republicans ‘corrosive,’ the ‘Tea Bag Party,’ and other derogatory names – aren’t fit for hearing in the presence of small children. While Governor, Tim Kaine put politics first by choosing to travel the country giving political speeches and raising money as the Democrats’ national party chairman while Virginians faced disappearing jobs in a struggling economy. George Allen is the only candidate in this race with a record of working across the aisle to achieve historic reforms for Virginia resulting in over 300,000 net new Virginia jobs. George Allen has a proven history of putting Virginia first because he knows that his job is to fight for Virginians’ jobs.”  Read more.......

The Daily Press, Lynchburg News and Advance Endorses George Allen for U.S. Senate - The Daily Press - But because his solutions, like Mitt Romney’s, involve less governmental intrusion, greater checks on spending and reducing the debt burden on our children, the Daily Press endorses Mr. Allen. Mr. Allen is committed to simplifying U.S. tax laws and lowering corporate rates so U.S. companies have greater incentive to invest at home rather than abroad. He is committed to maintaining a strong national defense and encouraging domestic energy production. He believes the best way to generate revenue is to set policies that encourage business instead of overburdening it. — Mr. Allen has already made one trip to the U.S. Senate. Should the people of Virginia give him another chance to represent their interests, they will expect a leader who has learned from the past and is capable of building bridges to the future. […] Lynchburg News and Advance - The News and Advance endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president. Should he win the White House next week, he faces a gargantuan task to turn around the U.S. economy, tackle the budget deficit and control the $16 trillion federal debt, jobs that would be made much easier with a Senate that includes more members of his party. Consequently, The News and Advance today endorses Republican George Allen for U.S. Senate. For the past four years, Congress has failed in its most important, constitutionally mandated job: the passage of a federal budget. In the first two years of the Obama administration, Democrats controlled both houses of Congress; the president neither proposed nor did Congress pass a federal spending plan. In 2011 and 2012, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a budget only to see the Democratic-controlled Senate fail even to vote on it.  Read more.......

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