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Virginians Are Standing Strong with George Allen

By Susan Allen

For nearly two years, George and I have spent much of our time traveling throughout our beautiful Commonwealth, listening to the voices and stories of Virginians. It’s been a wonderful experience to meet so many families and visit hundreds of small businesses who all share a vision of a better future.

We’ve listened as Virginians expressed concerns over the rising costs of electricity and healthcare and stories of job losses, small businesses shutting down, and students having to move back home with mom and dad. This is not the future we hoped to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

But throughout our travels, we’ve also seen families and small businesses standing strong, determined to succeed despite tough times because they share George’s faith in the American Dream.

About six months ago I visited a woman-owned bakery in Stafford County, Virginia that started in her basement and grew into a retail store operation with several employees.  As the economy slowed, she managed to diversify her offerings, but the thing that struck me was her ingenuity.  Every Wednesday and Thursday she would take different routes to work, passing several gas stations along her way.  Knowing customers had less disposable income as gas prices rose, she would bake according to fluctuations in fuel cost.  That is the type of perseverance George and I love to see on the trail, but with a George Allen energy plan, our country will be able to use our own energy resources to make energy more affordable and allow stability for business owners and families.

Throughout George’s more than 20 years of public service, he has been committed to making Virginia an even better place to live and work.  But what sets George apart as a husband, father and leader is how he wakes up every day enthusiastic and optimistic about working for fellow Virginians, and he never stops fighting for what he believes in, no matter the odds.  

While Governor, he didn’t let the skeptics convince him that welfare reform was impossible- and he proved that it wasn’t. Thanks to his leadership, he was able to bring both Democrats and Republicans together to achieve Virginia’s historic welfare reform and helped over 100,000 Virginians start living a more independent life, supporting themselves and their families with a job. He also worked across the aisle to cut taxes by $600 Million, reform regulations, and bring in new investments to the Commonwealth, helping to create over 300,000 net new private sector Virginia jobs.  George continues to be committed to protecting and creating Virginia jobs, and he is standing strong against the defense cuts that will cause a loss of over 200,000 jobs. We know what will get this economy moving again, and it’s jobs.

George knows that if we want to get Americans back on their feet and get our economy moving again, families and small businesses need less of Washington in their lives. Virginians want to succeed and George wants to ensure we have affordable energy and healthcare, and freedom from regulations to help create the jobs so many people need.

George has full confidence that together we can lead the way for America’s Comeback and get Virginians working, creating and dreaming again. As the only candidate in this race who has a strong record of job creation and growth – he knows what it takes to get our economy moving. As he often says on the trail, “it’s time to get America ascending again.” George is standing strong for Virginians, for jobs and for freedom.  On November 6th, as we head to the polls on Election Day, I know that together Virginians will send a message to Washington that we want George Allen as our next U.S. Senator – a leader who knows that his job is to fight for our jobs.

Susan Allen is the wife of George Allen, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

Sandra November 05, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Sorry, this Virginian was VERY unhappy with George Allen's last go-round, and is definitely NOT voting for him this time.
Kathy Keith November 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Tim Kaine turned over the Dulles Toll Road to MWAA--this is resulting in much commuting costs for many in Northern Virginia. The tolls are going up and will continue to do so as a result of this action. Not only that, he appointed Martire to the board--- and Martire tried to insist that only union contractors could work on the Silver LIne to Dulles--even though the Silver Line is entirely in Virginia and Virginia is a Right to Work state. While Kaine was Governor he became the chair of the DNC and spent much time touting the Affordable Health Care Act--which is currently costing jobs in Virginia. He is a strong supporter of the policies of Barack Obama. With Kaine in the Senate, Harry Reid will continue to avoid presenting a budget, etc. Vote for George Allen
joe brewer November 05, 2012 at 04:49 PM
ok kathy!
Elayne November 05, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Can't wait to vote tomorrow !! George you are in our hearts. God bless America!
Mel November 05, 2012 at 07:26 PM
George Allen shook hands with or spoke to EVERYONE at a local business he visited last week. Everyone except the two black men. One of those guys was my boyfriend. George Allen lost my vote.
Mike November 05, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Which Virginians are you asking?
Sherry November 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM
somehow i doubt george allen would do something like this -- you sound like a plant .
Mel November 05, 2012 at 09:29 PM
You can believe what you would like, but no, I'm not a plant. I'm a 33 year old Centreville resident who got a phone call from her boyfriend telling her how excited he was to meet Mr. Allen. Then, after work, when I asked about the experience I was told that he had been snubbed. Just so you know, I'm white. I thought maybe he was mistaken, maybe they guy was just super busy, but no...that's not the case.
Sandra November 05, 2012 at 10:02 PM
From what I know of George Allen, I'm not surprised. After all, he made the "macaca" comment and runs around with Confederate flags. Another reason I'm not voting for him.
Mike November 05, 2012 at 11:33 PM
I already voted for Kaine.
Mike November 05, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I am virginia resident of 60 years. I will not vote George Allen.
Tom Bland November 05, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I plan to vote for Tim Kaine. He did a great job as Virginia Governor and will do an even better job as Virginia's Senator. Susan Allen's commentary is an opinion. We needed to hear more from George Allen on how he would support President Obama during the next four years. Thanks for pring my opinion. Tom
Karen Stallings November 05, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Tim Kaine has done more for Virginia than George Allen can even imagine. The balanced budget, the education, the transportation, the ability to get things done in our disfuctional legislature. Please don't be intimidated by the threats of the GOP. Tim Kaine will work for Virginians.
sherrie November 06, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Kaine supporter 100%! I have no desire to see George "macaca" Allen representing me. I am not a racist and I'd prefer my representatives not be racist either.
boseamus November 06, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Tim Kaine is sounding more like a Blue Dog than ought to be tolerated, but between the two there's no other choice.

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