Clinton Coming to the Valley

Former president Bill Clinton will be coming to the Valley with Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Former president Bill Clinton will be coming to the Valley with Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor Tuesday.

They'll be at the JMU Festival Center in Harrisonburg at 10:30 a.m.

Deb Fitzgerald, the chairman from the Democratic party and Bill Shirely, the chairman of the Augusta County Republican party had differing opinions on Clinton's visit.

Fitzgerald said turnout is typically down after a big presidential election and their goal in having Clinton come is to increase voter turnout.

"We think it is going to help us with turn out for our base this close to the election, literally two weeks away, most of the people are already pretty firm in their decision. But polls are polls, you might tell a pollster who you are going to vote for, but you have to actually go out on election day," said Fitzgerald.

Shirley said he's worried that events like these will just be a distraction from the real issues of the campaign and holding our candidates accountable.

"It's a distraction because we are not addressing what the root problems are here in Virginia. We are not discussing energy, education, we are not talking about key things. We are not talking about the character of Terry McAuliffe," said Shirely.

Doors open for the event at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are required and those can be picked up at the Democratic party office at 1400 South Main Street in Harrisonburg.


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