Last Thursday, George Allen announced that he had agreed to three more debates. I was quite surprised that none of them are in Hampton Roads. After all, Tim Kaine announced back in June that eight debate commitments, including one sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
So in my weekly column for The Virginian-Pilot, I urge Allen to reconsider. Accept the Hampton Roads debate so that voters here have the opportunity to hear the two candidates, side by side, address the issues that face our part of the Commonwealth. You are planning to represent us if you are elected, right?
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