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WATCH LIVE: Kaine, Allen square off in ‘People’s Debate’

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –  Former Virginia governors Tim Kaine and George Allen will  square off in “The People’s Debate” on Monday, at 8 p.m., on  Oct. 8. 

The debate, which is organized by WTVR, WCVE, The League Of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia, will begin at 8 p.m. on WTVR and WCVE, as well as other stations across the Commonwealth. 

Scroll down for LIVE debate updates and interactive coverage on this page from CBS 6 News’ Joe St. George.

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:52 pm

Closing statements now underway. What did you think of the debate? Let me know on twitter @joestgeorge. I’ll see you at 11 for a recap of the debate.

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:49 pm

Kaine and Allen says sequestration is a problem. Allen says he is against it completely. Kaine says by letting bush tax cuts expire US could reduce cuts to 225 bill.

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At least third time George Allen mentioned repeal and replace Obamacare

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Medicare part D Allen defends

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We are approaching the 4th quarter of people’s debate

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:40 pm

AARP no surprise asking about Medicare

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Tim Kaine agreeing with Allen on VISA reform

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Lots of tweeting for #peoplesdebate on twitter

Alix Bryan October 8, 20128:37 pm

Interesting to see both candidates have people tweeting for them as they debate. The hashtage #PeoplesDebate is what people are using. Tweet to us using that #PeoplesDebate and tell us who you think is making a stronger case. Also leave your comment on: https://www.facebook.com/cbs6wtvr

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:36 pm

Allen says he “loves freedom” when it comes to campaign contributions. Says the Supreme Court has ruled

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Kaine says he would sign on day 1 legislation that would require all money to be disclosed in campaigns

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Allen says he would not prohibit contraceptives for women

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“I do believe we should let the Bush tax cut expire for people making over 500,000″ says Kaine

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:25 pm

Interact with me on twitter! @joestgeorge

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:25 pm

Allen addresses economic and jobs question by saying he’ll repeal Obama care

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:24 pm

Interesting debate on social security. Very important for AARP. Kaine hits Allen on previous support for privatizing Social Security. Allen says he supports reducing eligibility for benefits for people under 50

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:19 pm

Kaine’s most used line tonight so far is “George and I have very different ideas on (fill in blank)”

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:17 pm

Kaine challenging Dr. Bob on not being allowed a rebuttal. Dr. Bob says “not now”

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:15 pm

George Allen addresses Stephanie Rochon question by declaring he is against sequestration cuts

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Kaine says “George Allen and I have differences on this” when it comes to Lilly lead better act and personhood legislation

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:10 pm

League of women voters asking a pay disparity question to Allen

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:07 pm

Kaine defends his non partisan nature citing his experience working with Bush administration

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Allen hits Kaine right back during opening statement on being national party chair during final year as governor

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Kaine hitting Allen during opening statement on spending

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Kaine delivering opening statement. Immediately says he won’t “defund big bird”

Joe St. George October 8, 20128:01 pm

Will a ? Come up tonight about PBS funding or big bird. The debate is at a PBS studio

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:58 pm

Allen wearing an orange/yellowish tie. Kaine in blue.

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:55 pm

Everyone is now in place for tonight’s #peoplesdebate. It is starting in just minutes

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:48 pm

Just so everyone knows our own Bill Fitzgerald is hosting, our political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth is moderating, and Stephanie Rochon is a panelist.

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:39 pm

Debate is scheduled to end at 8:56:56 – per the debates EP who happens to be our assignment editor Misti!

Alix Bryan October 8, 20127:33 pm
Joe St. George October 8, 20127:25 pm

Candidate will have 90 seconds for a rebuttal during tonight’s debate

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:24 pm

The video Alix just put up is of the outside the People Debate studios. Literally hundreds of signs

Alix Bryan October 8, 20127:22 pm

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:15 pm

George Allen and Tim Kaine were at the same place last night as well. Both were at a discussion hosted by the University of Richmond. Although they were not on stage at the same time

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:07 pm

Tonight’s People’s debate is brought to you by CBS 6 but also by the AARP of Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia

Alix Bryan October 8, 20127:06 pm

Here’s a pic of political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth getting ready

Alix Bryan October 8, 20127:05 pm

The anchors have shown up at the People’s Debate!

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:05 pm

Republican George Allen will be stage right, Democrat Tim Kaine will be stage left. How appropriate!

Joe St. George October 8, 20127:03 pm

Want to see pictures of Dr. Bob Holsworth prepping to moderate? @cbs6 on twitter has the pic!

Joe St. George October 8, 20126:55 pm

Be sure to follow @joestgeorge and @cbs6 on twitter for more People’s Debate Coverage. Use #peoplesdebate

Joe St. George October 8, 20125:30 pm

Final preps are underway for tonight’s debate. Candidates expected to arrive at 7 and participate in quick walk through