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Political stars hit the campaign trail in Virginia's gubernatorial race

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:35:47 PM CST
Updated On: Oct 28 2013 03:49:37 PM CDT
LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Political stars are coming out to support the candidates to be Virginia’s next governor.

Former President Bill Clinton and Virginia’s democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, are spending a second day on the campaign trail.

President Clinton arrived in Virginia to rally behind his longtime friend in the home stretch of the campaign, "I know that he will be a good governor and I know he's a good man. So I’m personally invested in this. We've been friends for a long time."
President Clinton is headlining a three-day, nine-city campaign tour on behalf of McAuliffe.

On the opposite side of the political divide, Republican gubernatorial candidate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is teaming up with Senator Rand Paul in the final days of the campaign.

At a rally today, Cuccinelli attacked his democratic rival, Terry McAuliffe, for what he called a lack of a concrete plan. "My opponent says happy words. ‘We want more jobs, we're talking about education.’ Yes, we're saying the words but he has no plans. And I said, ‘hey, I like education, I like jobs, I like puppies too.’ But I don't bring a puppy home if I don't have a plan of how I’m going to take care of that puppy or my house is going to be a wreck. And Terry McAuliffe is all puppies and no plans."

The two candidates face-off next week. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.
We'll have complete coverage on air and online here at WCYB.com.