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Tim Kaine Wins Virginia Senate Race

Posted By Election 2012 On November 7, 2012 @ 12:22 am In Washington Watch | Comments Disabled

Former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine  has won the U.S. Senate race in Virginia,  defeating Republican George Allen, who conceded [1] after CBS News and other news organizations called the race.

Allen, also a former Virginia governor, held the Senate seat before he was narrowly defeated by Sen. James Webb in 2006.

Social Security [2] and Medicare [3] figured prominently in the Virginia Senate race. As the Washington Post reported in October, Kaine  attacked Allen for voting in 2006 to support a plan that would have partially privatized Social Security and for broadly praising the House budget blueprints of Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, who proposed converting Medicare into a defined benefits program. Allen, in turn, was critical of Kaine for supporting the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans claim took funding away from Medicare, a charge disputed by media fact checkers.

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[1] conceded: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/06/george-allen-concedes-to-tim-kaine-2/

[2] Social Security: http://www.aarp.org/work/social-security/

[3] Medicare: http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/

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