Nail-biting U.S. Senate race between Kaine and Allen

Posted at 7:06 PM, Nov 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-06 19:10:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—Virginia has a nail-biting U.S. Senate race between two former state governors that everyone will be watching anxiously now that the polls have closed.

The race has been called the most expensive Senate race in the country, with more than $80-million dollars spent so far. This Virginia race could be crucial in determining which political party takes control of the Senate.

Former GOP Sen. George Allen is trying to get his seat back after a narrow defeat six years ago. The man who beat him, Jim Webb, is retiring and former governor and DNC chairman Tim Kaine hopes to keep the seat in Democratic control.

The two candidates met four times on stage to debate and establish their policies. 

The most recent polling showed Kaine with a slight edge over Allen. 

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