Race for governor heats up as Election Day nears

Posted at 2:03 PM, Nov 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-04 01:36:35-05

ARLINGTON, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates are working to fire up crowds in the final hours before Election Day on Tuesday.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli held events across the state Sunday.

Cuccinelli held rallies in Abington, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, as well as a rally at Roanoke airport.

McAuliffe started the day with outreach in various churches across Hampton Roads. Then he kicked off one of the biggest rallies of his campaign in northern Virginia with President Obama.

"Nothing makes me more nervous than when my supporters start feeling too confidant. So I want to put the fear of God in all of you,” Obama told the crowd.

The president's message was the same that the candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor – and even actress Kerry Washington told the crowd: polls mean nothing if their supporters don't vote.

"You can bring this home. You can make this happen,” Obama said.

The Cuccinelli campaign also pushed their final message by reminding voters that women are supporting the attorney general.  as well and that Obamacare is a disgrace for Virginia.

Ken Cuccinelli's brother, Kevin Cuccinelli, spoke on his behalf in Arlington while the attorney general campaigned elsewhere.

"Ken is fighting trying to help Virginia by pushing back against Obamacare,” Kevin Cuccinelli said.

McAuliffe countered by saying Cuccinelli stood with Tea Party Republicans -- and not by Virginia families -- during the government shutdown crisis.

There's still one full day of campiagning left. McAuliffe will rally with Vice President Joe Biden Monday morning in northern Virginia and then with Senator Mark Warner at noon in Richmond.

Additionally, Cuccinelli has six events planned across the state Monday. Those include an event with Florida Senator Marco Rubio in Culpeper and a rally with Ron Paul Monday night at the Richmond Convention Center.

Additionally, Libertarian Candidate Robert Sarvis stopped in Farmville Sunday afternoon before heading to the Richmond's Autumn Bottom Brews Festival at the 17th Street Farmers' Market.

Sarvis will begin the final leg of his statewide tour Monday morning when he visits the Webb Center at Old Dominion University at 10 a.m. Then Sarvis will wrap up with an election eve rally outside of Charlottesville's city hall at 6 p.m.

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