DNC: What Else Is Senator Allen Hiding?
Washington, DC - Tonight, Democratic Challenger Jim Webb will debate embattled Republican incumbent Senator George Allen. The debate comes as Allen is engulfed in yet another scandal. According to the Associated Press, for the last five years, Allen "has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company." Allen even "asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options." [AP, 9/9/06]
"This latest scandal again raises questions about whether or not Senator Allen will put what's best for Virginia ahead of what's in his own personal interests," said Democratic National Committee Press Secretary Stacie Paxton. "Tonight he owes the people of Virginia clear answers about why he failed to adhere to Senate rules by not disclosing this compensation. What else is Senator Allen hiding? Virginians are ready for a new direction that includes honest and ethical lawmaking."