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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.
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.
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.
At least third time George Allen mentioned repeal and replace Obamacare
Medicare part D Allen defends
We are approaching the 4th quarter of people’s debate
AARP no surprise asking about Medicare
Tim Kaine agreeing with Allen on VISA reform
Lots of tweeting for #peoplesdebate on twitter
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Allen says he “loves freedom” when it comes to campaign contributions. Says the Supreme Court has ruled
Kaine says he would sign on day 1 legislation that would require all money to be disclosed in campaigns
Allen says he would not prohibit contraceptives for women
“I do believe we should let the Bush tax cut expire for people making over 500,000” says Kaine
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Allen addresses economic and jobs question by saying he’ll repeal Obama care
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
Kaine’s most used line tonight so far is “George and I have very different ideas on (fill in blank)”
Kaine challenging Dr. Bob on not being allowed a rebuttal. Dr. Bob says “not now”
George Allen addresses Stephanie Rochon question by declaring he is against sequestration cuts
Kaine says “George Allen and I have differences on this” when it comes to Lilly lead better act and personhood legislation
League of women voters asking a pay disparity question to Allen
Kaine defends his non partisan nature citing his experience working with Bush administration
Allen hits Kaine right back during opening statement on being national party chair during final year as governor
Kaine hitting Allen during opening statement on spending
Kaine delivering opening statement. Immediately says he won’t “defund big bird”
Will a ? Come up tonight about PBS funding or big bird. The debate is at a PBS studio
Allen wearing an orange/yellowish tie. Kaine in blue.
Everyone is now in place for tonight’s #peoplesdebate. It is starting in just minutes
Just so everyone knows our own Bill Fitzgerald is hosting, our political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth is moderating, and Stephanie Rochon is a panelist.
Debate is scheduled to end at 8:56:56 – per the debates EP who happens to be our assignment editor Misti!
Candidate will have 90 seconds for a rebuttal during tonight’s debate
The video Alix just put up is of the outside the People Debate studios. Literally hundreds of signs
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
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
Here’s a pic of political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth getting ready
The anchors have shown up at the People’s Debate!
Republican George Allen will be stage right, Democrat Tim Kaine will be stage left. How appropriate!
Want to see pictures of Dr. Bob Holsworth prepping to moderate? @cbs6 on twitter has the pic!
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Final preps are underway for tonight’s debate. Candidates expected to arrive at 7 and participate in quick walk through