Race to the Polls Begins in Buena Vista

By: Sarah Sager Email
By: Sarah Sager Email

It's a race to the finish line for the candidates for Virginia's Governor. In Buena Vista, both candidates' supporters were in a battle over who could show the most support.

Alanna Tapley drove all the way from Evansville, Virginia to show support for Bob McDonnell's campaign.

She says, "It's powerful. He's supporting the military. He's supporting the women and the Republican party."

She wants change from the Democratic Governor in office now.

Tapley says, "He's a Democrat. He's a liberal. I do not drink Kool-Aid. I think if you want something, you need to work for it."

Ronnie Miller came from Elkton to cheer on Creigh Deeds, but ultimately he just wants Virginia citizens to get out and vote.

Miller says, "Yeah, I'd like to see the right guy in office. That's why I'm trying to get people to get out here and vote. A lot of people that can vote, don't vote."

Although he thinks Deeds is the right man for the job, he's still skeptical about any politician.

Miller says, "The politics is going to get up there and talk a good talk, they aren't going to walk a good walk, but the poor people are here to stay. Politicians come and go. People need to open their eyes. If you want to trust the government ask any Indian."

Supporters said they were paying more attention to the issues that the candidates support, rather than any attack ads. Many people in attendance said they were tired of attack ads after last year's Presidential race.

Deeds and McDonnell will be campaigning heavily around the state up until election day November 3.


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