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Candidates for governor in Buena Vista for Labor Day

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:08:50 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 06:33:40 PM EDT

Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, and Robert Sarvis spent the day talking to voters


Virginia's gubernatorial candidates made their way to Bunea Vista for its annual Labor Day Parade. Though it was a day filled with smiles and excitement, politics took the center stage.
Candidates passed out flyers along the parade route, hoping to sway voters.

“I can tell you no matter where I go, people are very worried about the economy,” said Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe.

Though candidates are on different sides of the political aisle, the topics of jobs and building a stronger economy are the main planks for the candidates.

“It's a great deal of uncertainty out there across Virginia; everywhere in Virginia about the economy. I'm the only candidate that's put forth a really detailed plan about how to get our economy going faster, said Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

“Of course everybody is very concerned about the economy and the need for jobs. We need to get back to work and I'm the only person with an economics background,” said Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis.

Two candidates in particular, Cuccinelli and McAuliffe, face an uphill battle for the Commonwealth’s highest seat. Both feel confident in their chances for four years in the governor's mansion.

“I feel great; I don't pay attention to the poll. Most of the polls have us up. There’s only one pole that matters and that on election day,” said McAuliffe.

“I have a degree of confidence; this is really going to come down to who's going to participate,” said Cuccinelli.

Candidates say the election is about turnout and that knocking on doors and reaching voters will make the difference.