Kaine, the former Democratic National Committee chairman, ran as a centrist deal-maker and slammed Allen for past remarks against bipartisanship. Allen had zeroed in on Kaine's support of President Obama's policies and for a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling that he said risked military jobs in the state.
The two well-known politicians were statistically tied in the polls for months, though Kaine had pulled slightly ahead in recent weeks.
Tim Kaine defeats George Allen in Virginia Senate race
By Cameron Joseph - 11/07/12 03:54 AM EST