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Received this e-mail today from the Virginia Democratic Party which is pulling together GOTV efforts this Saturday for Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D):
This Saturday, the Republican Party of Virginia is holding a convention to formally nominate their candidate for Governor.
You have a choice:
Join a small group of Tea Party fanatics in Richmond to attack climate science, women's health access, and more, or
Join hundreds of passionate volunteers across the Commonwealth and encourage people to fight back on Election Day.
The same day, we're organizing a statewide Day of Action. Hundreds of Terry supporters like you will encourage your neighbors to pledge to vote this November. Will you volunteer for our Day of Action on Saturday?
So, I lied — you do have one other option this Saturday: staying home. But here's why you shouldn't:
Pledging to vote sounds simple — most of us say we're going to vote in every election. But it turns out that when people make a pledge to vote, they're much more likely to actually get to the polls when it counts.
So it's really important you ask your neighbors to make this pledge.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has pulled slightly ahead of Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II in the race for Virginia governor, according to a poll released Thursday.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows the former Democratic National Committee chairman getting support from 43 percent of voters while Cuccinelli has 38 percent.
A recent Washington Post survey had Cuccinelli up narrowly among registered voters, 46 to 41 percent, and ahead 51 to 41 percent among likely voters.
Quinnipiac polls since late last year had the race essentially tied. The most recent, a March 27 survey, found Cuccinelli had the support of 40 percent of voters to McAuliffe’s 38 percent.
“The governor’s race remains tight and could well go all the way to November as a close contest,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “The 17 percent of voters who say they are undecided will determine the Commonwealth’s next governor. At this point neither man seems to have much of an edge. “ - Washington Post, 5/16/13
Originally posted to pdc on Thu May 16, 2013 at 07:30 PM PDT.