Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen will campaign in the Roanoke Valley on Thursday, with stops in Botetourt County and Roanoke.
Allen will hold a meet-and-greet event at 8:30 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Library at 28 Avery Road, about a half-mile east of the Bonsack Wal-Mart. Allen also will address the Virginia Economic Developers Association fall conference at Hotel Roanoke at 10:30 a.m. and visit the Roanoke City Market at 11:45 a.m.
Allen is battling Democrat Tim Kaine in a clash of former governors for Virginia’s open Senate seat. The candidates will have their final debate Oct. 18 at Virginia Tech.