VA's GOP Candidates Begin Fly-Around Tour in Shenandoah Valley
The three candidates on Virginia's Republican ticket are crisscrossing the commonwealth on a fly-around tour. They're portraying party unity after this weekend's contentious nominating convention.
The party's now nominees for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general are rallying supporters at eight stops Monday and Tuesday. The fly-around started Monday morning at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.
Candidate for lieutenant governor E.W. Jackson and candidate for attorney general Mark Obenshain joined the party's nominee for governor, Ken Cuccinelli. A crowd of about 50 supporters cheered on the Republican ticket.
Obenshain told the crowd this campaign is about fighting back against the over-reaching Obama administration.
The candidates are appealing to party faithful to get out the vote in November to beat Terry McAuliffe and the winners of June's Democratic primary.
"If you know anybody who's holding any bad feelings against anybody, tell them to put it aside. We've got to be unified in order to win," said Jackson.
"I believe the greatest resource in Virginia is Virginians. My opponent believes it's our government. And that is not true. He is just wrong," Cuccinelli.
The candidates are currently heading to stops in southwest Virginia.
They'll rally supporters at the Albemarle GOP headquarters in Albemarle Square Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Virginia's Democratic Party is calling this the extreme team. A handful of protestors also gathered outside the airport Monday morning.
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