Kaine campaign critical of Allen on disaster aid

The Tim Kaine Senate campaign is being critical of Republican George Allen for siding with the Tea Party’s call for budget cuts in exchange for disaster relief.

“George Allen attempted to turn a natural disaster into an economic disaster by joining Tea Partiers in Congress who held disaster funding hostage in order to further their ideological agenda and risked shutting down the federal government,” said Kaine spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine.

Hoffine pointed out that as a senator Allen voted against legislation requiring Congress to offset disaster-aid spending.

“By siding with the Tea Party in calling for disaster funding to be offset – a position he’s never held before and one his own Republican governor disagrees with – Allen put election politics ahead of Virginia families in recovering communities,” Hoffine said.

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