George Allen's file:
Allen

Republican from Virginia

George Allen was a U.S. senator from 2001-2007. He was governor of Virginia from 1994-1998.

Recent statements involving George Allen

"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."

Says Mitt Romney and George Allen "would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to end safe, legal abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is at risk."

"The tax burden on Virginia families was lower under Tim Kaine than under George Allen."

"Repealing and replacing Obamacare – that’s going to save $1 trillion over a 10-year period."

George Allen "voted to end Pell Grants for 84,000 students."

Recent stories featuring George Allen

Allen and Kaine have big differences on budget issues:

Allen has signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases and relies on spending cuts to slash deficits. Kaine says there must be a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.

Ad Watch: Allen and the GOP go after Kaine:

Kaine, in his final budget, unsuccessfully proposed a 1 percent income tax increase. Many, but not all, individual earners at the $17,000 level would have seen their tax bill rise.

Ad Watch: Kaine attacks Allen on abortion and birth control :

Allen’s campaign did not respond to a PolitiFact inquiry on whether he’s interested in overturning Roe v. Wade.

A quick look at the final Allen-Kaine debate:

Tim Kaine and George Allen squared off for the fifth time Thursday night, reinforcing their positions on jobs, health care and the budget. Here's a review of some of their claims:

A quick look at the latest Allen-Kaine debate:

Tim Kaine and George Allen made a number of statements in Monday night's debate that were familiar to PolitiFact Virginia. Here's a recap: 

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