George Allen touts a 'better future' in new ad

Allen's campaign has stayed largely positive with its ads, though the defense cut line is a subtle dig at Democratic rival Tim Kaine, who supported the bipartisan last-minute plan to raise the debt ceiling last summer.

GOP-aligned super-PACs are spending heavily on the race to run negative attacks on Kaine, while Democratic groups have spent heavily to do the same to Allen, allowing Kaine to stay positive with his own ads. The two are locked in one of the tightest — and most expensive — Senate campaigns in the country.