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Republicans and Democrats on Final Push Across Central VA

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With three days until voters head to the polls, both Republicans and Democrats are pulling out all the stops to make sure they take Virginia on Tuesday.

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain rallied volunteers in Albemarle County Saturday, while Virginia Democrats talked to voters on the downtown mall.

McCain joined South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham for the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Tour. Former labor secretary Elaine Chao and Cindy McCain were also on hand. They say Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will change the nation's course and balance America's budget.

"Mitt Romney, like Ronald Reagan, has all the right instincts. He believes in leading in front not from behind, he won't go around apologizing for America the way Barack Obama did," said McCain.

Graham added, "The commander and chief of our armed forces is elected by we the people and I know people are tired of the campaign and the negative ads, but our men and women in uniform are tired too. So let's make sure we go to the polls Tuesday and pick the best person qualified to be commander and chief."

The group continued their tour Saturday in Virginia Beach, Lynchburg, and Roanoke.

Democratic state Senator Creigh Deeds, former 5th District Rep. Tom Perriello, and Delegate David Toscano encouraged voters to get behind congressional candidate John Douglass and President Obama. They talked to voters on Charlottesville's downtown mall Saturday about Douglass' plans.

He says at this point in the campaign, voters are focused on the issues. "People know there are consequences this time. There are consequences for women, there are consequences for families, consequences for us all as Virginians, and people realize this is a tipping point for our country and the eyes of the whole country are on Virginia," said Douglass.

The Democratic candidate is hitting the road for his final campaigning events. He will end his journey Tuesday when he visits polling booths across the district to pull in final voters.

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