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Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Stump for Last Minute Votes

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) greeting a voter. Ken Cuccinelli (R) greeting a voter.
Terry McAuliffe (D) greeting voters. Terry McAuliffe (D) greeting voters.

The candidates aren't sitting back this Election Day, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe spent the morning trying to round up last minute votes.

McAuliffe spent part of his morning greeting commuters at a Fairfax County metro station, urging them to make it to the polls. His campaign believes talking to millions of voters face to face this year will pay off at the polls.

“I think there will be a huge advantage in that we have been going door to door, as I say, knocking on two and a half million doors, the calls we've made, we have been doing this since December, really kicking off in January, to build the field operation and to do the voter contact.” McAuliffe said.

Volunteers will continue their canvassing efforts this afternoon, before Democrats rally later this evening in northern Virginia.

The Cuccinelli campaign also hit the ground hard today. Cuccinelli visited several voting precincts this morning near his home in northern Virginia. He says his campaign has improved contact with voters by more than 50 percent compared with 2009.

“Even with some of the apathy at the beginning of the year that we've had to overcome this year. It's true for both sides, but we've been much more effective at reaching voters and convincing voters.” he stated.

Cuccinelli will visit precincts throughout the day, before Republicans meet for their election night party tonight in downtown Richmond.

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