Statements from the Virginia: 2012 U.S. Senate's race

Bill Clinton presided over "the biggest expansion of the American economy since World War II."

"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."

"Tim Kaine announced he wants to raise taxes on everyone."

"Tim Kaine doubled down in his support of devastating defense cuts, saying the ‘the deal was the right thing to do.’"

"When Tim Kaine was governor, spending soared, blowing holes in the budget every year."

The state government workforce grew when Tim Kaine was governor.

Tim Kaine supported "higher energy costs for families."

"When I left the Senate, we were on a trajectory towards a balanced budget."

"I ended up my time as governor with a general fund budget that was smaller than the one I started with."

Tim Kaine "made Virginia the best state for business four years in a row."

President Obama's health care law is "a government takeover of healthcare."  

"As Virginia lost over 65,000 jobs, (Tim) Kaine put partisan ambitions first" by serving as DNC chairman during the last year of his governorship.

Tim Kaine urged "$500 billion in Medicare cuts."

Virginia women earn "only 79 cents to each dollar earned by men..."

George Allen and his colleagues in the Senate "turned the biggest surplus in the history of the United States into the biggest deficit in the history of the United States."

George Allen "voted for 40,000 earmarks."

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