Clinton and Huckabee Joining Governor's Campaigns

By: Carly Stephenson Email
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Two candidates in the race to become Virginia's next governor have the support of two big names and both are former Arkansas governors.

Republican Ken Cuccinelli now has former Governor Mike Huckabee's support and former President Bill Clinton will be joining Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

Supporters from both sides said it will definitely help their candidates.

Cuccinelli said Huckabee gets people fired up, so he will be a big boost.

Over the weekend, the two campaigned in Lynchburg, pushing coal and fossil fuels for energy.

Clinton will join McAuliffe on a three day campaign tour around Virginia.

Hillary Clinton also endorsed McAuliffe this past weekend.

Locally, people think Bill Clinton's high approval rating is one draw.

"He still has a great deal of popularity on both sides and he's still a compelling figure that people will want to come listen to regardless of who they might support," said Joe Fitzgerald, a McAuliffe supporter.

Others think Huckabee's faith is a draw.

"Yeah I think Huckabee will help him because Huckabee is a Christian and any Christian should help him," said Larry Hinkle, a Huckabee supporter.

Huckabee said that he also supports Cuccinelli because he was the first of 27 attorneys general to challenge the Affordable Care Act.

McAuliffe's campaign will announce the dates of the events with Clinton soon. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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