Last Chance: Submit Questions to George Allen

The candidate for U.S. Senate and former Virginia governor answer questions in Dulles at AOL today. Democrat Tim Kaine will visit AOL May 17.

George Allen, a Republican candidate for the open Virginia U.S. Senate seat, will appear at the AOL Dulles campus today at 1:30 p.m. to speak with AOL employees and other guests. 

Patch will be covering the forum and inviting a few readers from each Patch to attend in person. If you'd like to attend the event, send an email to patchpolitics@aol.com with your name, address and telephone number.

What Would You Like to Ask George Allen? Tell Us in the Comments!

Patch editors will be questioning Allen at the event, and we'd like to know what we should ask. George Allen is a former Virginia governor and former U.S. senator. What are the most important issues to you in the election? What would you like to ask George Allen?

Tim Kaine, former Virginia governor and the Democratic candidate for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat challenging Allen, will speak at AOL on Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m.

Allen and Kaine faced each other in a debate last December. Allen faces several other GOP challengers in a primary June 12, but he is widely considered the favorite to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Sen. Jim Webb (D) chose not to seek reelection.

Ann H Csonka May 04, 2012 at 05:46 AM
@ Uncle re better questions: "Do you believe in global warming?" Good points, except--PATCH: PLEASE do not ask any questions related to science using the term "believe". Issues of scientific patterns, etc. are not about "believing". They are based on empirical evidence. Also, "climate change" is really a better term. For example, another level of BETTER QUESTIONS: (1) Extreme weather patterns that have caused widespread devastation during the past year. Do you recognize and accept that extreme weather is one type of evidence of climate change? (2) Do you accept that human activities are a significant factor in causing global warming? …or a causative factor in global warming specifically and climate change in general?
Ann H Csonka May 04, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Patch: PLEASE do not ask any questions related to science using the term "believe". Issues of scientific patterns, etc. are not about "believing". They are based on empirical evidence. Also, "climate change" is really a better term.
Ann H Csonka May 04, 2012 at 07:32 AM
ALLEN, ON OFFSHORE DRILLING: “…would push vigorously to cut through federal red tape to allow drilling for oil and natural gas off Virginia’s coast. More than a third of the royalties could be used for road and transportation improvements, he said." QUESTION FOR ALLEN: Royalties would be great for transportation—especially increased RAIL. BUT AT WHAT COST to Virginia’s beaches, hundreds of thousands of tourism and fishing jobs, Naval installations and operations, Wallops Island (NASA), and more than $5 billion in annual economic activity along the coast? In short: IS DRILLING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE COASTAL ECONOMY WE HAVE?
Ann H Csonka May 04, 2012 at 07:47 AM
QUESTIONING POTENTIAL SENATORS IS NOT A JOKE. The macaca incident was a fluke and fiasco in many ways. George Allen does need to answer significant questions, and we citizens need to ask substantial questions to get a measure of the man's grasp of facts and his interest in fact-based decision making. Certainly the global warming, "war on women" issues mentioned by Gail, offshore drilling, and small business are good.
T Ailshire May 04, 2012 at 11:37 AM
While the "macaca" incident was blown way out of proportion (have you NEVER used a phrase you grew up with unconsciously, and then regretted it? I have.), both candidates have significant records that indicate their beliefs on real issues. Questions for BOTH candidates should include: - What specific steps will you follow to ensure the Congress can focus on its primary role and not remain locked in partisan politics? - In priority order, what are the top five issues on which you would focus. How will you respond to those who attempt to overwhelm the calendar with non-priority issues? - Explain where you draw the line between federal and states' rights in such issues as law enforcement, immigration, marriage, women's health, gun control, and entitlement programs.


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