Republican Senate candidate George Allen has a new TV ad telling Virginia voters that the cuts coming to the Defense Department as a result of the budget sequestration will be "devastating" to the Old Dominion and its economy. Watch the ad below:
Allen is facing Democrat Tim Kaine in the race for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jim Webb. Polls show the Senate race in Virginia, like the presidential race, is effectively tied. The control of both the Senate and the White House will likely depend on which way Virginia voters go, so the state is one of the key battlegrounds of the campaign.