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Va. Bar Association announces US Senate debate

Sunday - 5/20/2012, 3:23pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Bar Association is planning to hold a debate in July in the state's U.S. Senate race.

The group says the debate is scheduled for July 21 at The Homestead in Hot Springs as part of the bar association's summer meeting. It hopes it will be the first general election debate in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( that at the event, former governor and Democratic nominee Tim Kaine would square off with the winner of the June 12 Republican primary.

Former Gov. George Allen, tea-party leader Jamie Radtke of Chesterfield County, Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson and Del. Robert G. Marshall of Prince William, are battling for the Republican nomination.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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