Alliance Bankshares (ABVA) is getting a taste of what presidential candidates go through as it approaches a special meeting with shareholders Dec. 19.

The Chantilly, Va., company is set to be acquired by WashingtonFirst Bankshares. Their $24 million cash-and-stock deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and blessed by regulators, but Alliance is facing one final hurdle: getting approval from its shareholders.

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