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McAuliffe Opens Campaign Headquarters in Charlottesville

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Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe

Fresh off his party's biggest fundraiser, Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe was in Charlottesville Sunday night to open his campaign headquarters.

The candidate filled the space on West Main Street to capacity with supporters.

McAuliffe told supporters he was quote "all in" and would work around the clock for Virginians.

He spoke about improving transportation, jobs, schools and Medicare and urged his supporters to make sure they vote.

Following Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser in Richmond, the candidate talked to a packed room of more than 120 supporters

"You don't want a governor who is half dead," McAuliffe told the crowd. "You want me up in the morning, you want me fighting for you. Dorothy and I want our five children staying here just like you but to in order to do that we've gotta move our jobs, we've got to get those jobs."

McAuliffe's message quickly turned to the importance of the race for governor.

"People know how important this election is not only for Virginia but what this sets for democrats and the causes we set for our nation," he said.

McAuliffe said the turnout in Charlottesville is important for a victory in November.

"We move forward by bringing people together and that is why there are so many people here tonight," he said.

And about the contrast he sees between himself and Cuccinelli.

"I am all in. My opponent continually tries to divide people and businesses and that's not how you grow," McAuliffe said.  

McAuliffe says the campaign is building a massive vote operation beginning with opening 35 field offices.

Monday he will meet with the former UVA professor targeted by Attorney General Cuccinelli for his climate change research.

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