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Candidates Push for Voters at the Last Minute

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Ken Cuccinelli (R), Terry McAuliffe (D) and Robert Sarvis (L) speak at the 8News and Radio One Gubernatorial Community Forum on Oct. 26. Ken Cuccinelli (R), Terry McAuliffe (D) and Robert Sarvis (L) speak at the 8News and Radio One Gubernatorial Community Forum on Oct. 26.

RICHMOND (WRIC)—All three candidates vying to be the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia are engaging in a last-minute push to win votes.

All campaigns were out in full force on Sunday. President Obama stumped for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in Arlington.

"When it comes to investing in education, when it comes to giving more Virginians the opportunities that they deserve, Terry understands what folks are going through," President Obama said.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, helped McAuliffe out in Richmond.

"We are taking nothing for granted," Schultz said. "We're gonna leave it all on the field. We've got a tremendous get-out-the-vote operation here in Virginia, and so I'm here to help."

Both Obama and Schultz say it's crucial to finish strong.

Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli spent his Sunday at a packed house in Harrisonburg.

"We need you to put the time and the effort in," he said. "Get outside your comfort zone, wear those stickers all day, prompt people to ask you questions."

Cuccinelli had several other Virginia dignitaries on hand to help energize the crowd.

"You will make the difference and we're gonna win on Tuesday," Republican attorney general candidate Mark Obenshain said. "We're gonna win."

Ron Paul will campaign with Cuccinelli in Richmond on Monday.

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made several campaign stops in the Richmond area on Sunday.

"The voter reaction has been awesome around the state," Sarvis said. "Everybody's elated to have an option that they can be very proud to vote for, so we're very pleased with that."

For Sarvis, this stop came on the same day as an endorsement from the Danville Register & Bee in Danville, Va.

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli and Sarvis are all campaigning hard for Virginians' votes these last few days. Now, the only question remaining is who will be the next governor of the Commonwealth.

 

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