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  Allen, Kaine face off over '08 candidates
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Last EditedThe Sunset Provision  Oct 17, 2008 12:13am
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News DateFriday, October 17, 2008 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTwo Virginia governors — one past, one present — debated the policies of their preferred presidential candidates Wednesday, waging a friendly partisan battle in an effort to sway voters in the swing state toward either Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. John McCain.

Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, and George Allen a former Republican governor and U.S. senator, sparred over the energy and environmental policies held by Mr. Obama, a Democrat, and Mr. McCain, a Republican, during a roughly 45-minute debate hosted by the Environmental Committee of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Washington Dulles International Airport Marriott.

Mr. Kaine, 50, stressed Mr. Obama's plan for a cap-and-trade program involving the auction of carbon allowances, and the senator's goal of using the funds to invest $150 billion over 10 years to promote and research green energy issues. He said the Democratic presidential candidate also would hold a global summit aimed at coming up with an updated strategy to deal with energy and climate change.

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