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Biden, McAuliffe urge voter turnout

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:46:24 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 08:20:56 PM EST

Vice President Joe Biden says the nation is watching the Virginia Governor's race.


Vice President Joe Biden says the nation is watching the Virginia Governor's race.

And on Monday he urged voters to turn out for Terry McAuliffe, and the rest of the Democratic ticket.

On election eve the message is all about turnout, making sure that everyone who supports the Democratic ticket actually goes to the polls Tuesday.

That's the big challenge for Democrats, recapturing some of the enthusiasm that propelled President Obama to a second term a year ago.

The morning before the election started in the backyard of an Annandale home, Senator Mark Warner and Vice President Joe Biden sharing the stage with Terry McAuliffe.

“The question in this race is simple. Will the mainstream bipartisan majority in Virginia be drowned out by the tea party? No,” McAuliffe said.

Biden framed the election as a choice between mainstream values, and what he described as the extreme agenda of the "Tea Party ticket."

After all the speeches, debates and television ads, the Vice President said the election will be won on the ground, with the effort to get out the vote.

“There's only one place the Tea Party can compete with us, and that is they do turn out their base,” Biden said. “They do turn out those who share those views of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. They do and that's what it is. So don't take them for granted man.”

McAuliffe held a second rally with Mark Warner in Richmond on Monday afternoon.

\McAuliffe will cast his ballot early Tuesday morning in McLean, then work the polls in vote-rich Northern Virginia, Richmond and Tidewater, before returning to Tysons Corner where he hopes to celebrate a Democratic sweep on Tuesday night.