RICHMOND, Va. -- Ahead of Donald Trump's rally speech Friday night, several speakers took to the stage to get the crowd amped.
Republican State Senator Dick Black was among the speakers. He represents the 13th district that encompasses both parts of Loudoun and Prince Williams counties.
Black, a former JAG officer, was an avid Ted Cruz supporter who attended the rally to show Virginia Republicans that Trump deserves party unity.
Black began his speech by pointing out that Trump has amassed over 13 million votes, which is the most primary votes ever won by any Republican in a primary.
He begged Virginia Republicans to unite and "fire all on cylinders."
"It's up to us," he said. "Unless everyone unites and pulls together there is no way we can win."
"This is roughly a 50/50 state if you look at the way elections have come down in the past," he added.
He called on the crowd to work hard over the next four and a half months to defeat the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"I want you to think about what we have at stake here," Black said. "Hillary's going to be here for eight years, eight long years."
"And during those eight years she is going to stack the Supreme Court with Marxists like you have never seen before," he added. "Is there really anyone who believes there will be religious freedom or gun rights at the end of eight years?"
"Not a chance," he said.
Black attacked Clinton's past involvement with NAFTA and the current proposal of TPP as so-called indications she will not support American jobs.
Black then recalled his Vietnam experience, for which he has received a Purple Heart Medal. He fiercely conjured up images of his battles and fallen comrades and tried to question "how many of them died because of the work Bill and Hillary Clinton did for the Communists during that war."
To note, neither Clinton worked with Communists, but they did participate in the anti-war sentiments that swept the nation.
"Donald Trump is going to take care of American troops, and American citizens," he said.
"You can't afford to sit this election out," he finished. "The nation's future, depends on it"
His speech can be heard in its entirety above.