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Candidates Prepare For Debate In Va.'s 10th District

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In Virginia tonight, the candidates vying to represent the 10th congressional district will face each other in a debate.

Democratic challenger, Jeff Barnett, who is taking on incumbent Republican Frank Wolf, says tonight he'll focus on his ideas for creating more jobs and improving education.

"I'm gonna talk a lot about the future, and the future of course starts today, and Mr. Wolf is going to talk about the past--and what he's done in the past," Barnett says.

Barnett has accused his opponent of ducking his request for more debates--this is the first and only one-on-one debate in this campaign.

Dan Scandling, Wolf's campaign manager, says his candidate is happy to debate but is most focused on talking to constituents.

"Mr. Wolf debates his opponents every campaign, and he criss-crosses the district on a weekly, if not daily basis," Scandling says.

Scandling says he expects Wolf to focus on jobs and the economy in tonight's debate.

The 10th district stretches from McLean to Winchester. Wolf has represented the district since 1981.

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