Cuccinelli holds rally with Ron Paul in Downtown Richmond

Published: Nov. 5, 2013 at 4:23 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2013 at 4:40 AM EST
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli held a rally in Downtown Richmond Monday night with Tea Party favorite, Ron Paul. Cuccinelli is one of three gubernatorial candidates making a final push before the polls open.

Ken Cuccinelli is now trailing in the polls but he hoped to drum up last-minute support to close the gap.

Still, the main issue before the candidates is voter turnout. One reason why both the Republican and Democratic candidates had political heavy weights on hand.

Cuccinelli had former Texas Congressman Ron Paul at his side while earlier in the day, Vice-President Joe Biden stumped for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe.

Big names alone aren't enough to sway undecided voters or convince Virginians to vote at all, said McAuliffe, who in the hours ahead said he will focus on face-to-face contact.

"It's talking to voters, talking to friends, talking to family and getting them out to vote," he said.

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis did the same, stopping in Richmond to talk about his vision for Virginia.

"A Virginia that is open-minded and open for business and we want to protect your economic and personal freedom," said Sarvis.

Cuccinelli also privy to the importance of voter turnout, asking his supporters to place their ballot and get others to do the same.

"I want your help tomorrow," Cuccinelli said. "I want just not your votes but I need other folks who care about liberty, protecting freedom and reigning in government."

All three candidates will begin their day in Northern Virginia.

McAullife will be out talking to voters before voting himself. Sarvis and Cuccinelli will also vote in NoVa but will end their day in Richmond to await the election results. McAullife will be in Tyson's Corner.

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