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Senate candidates trade jabs over defense cuts, taxes in Virginia debate
July 22nd, 2012
12:43 AM ET

Senate candidates trade jabs over defense cuts, taxes in Virginia debate

(CNN) – At a luxury resort where visitors usually come for rest and relaxation, former Virginia governors George Allen and Tim Kaine, who hope to represent the Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate, squared off Saturday morning in a debate moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Both candidates noted Friday's mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado in their opening remarks. Republican Allen praised Democrat Kaine’s handling of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre while he was governor.

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