Within the pivotal week earlier than Election Day on Nov. 2, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe drew tiny crowds to his marketing campaign occasions, as Republican Glenn Youngkin claims the momentum is on his facet.
Related Press reporter Steve Peoples shared pictures of the small crowds on Wednesday. The group at Bible Means World Broad Church in Danville, Virginia, appeared significantly small from Individuals’s vantage level.
McAuliffe additionally appeared to attract a moderately small crowd on the College of Lynchburg, in Lynchburg, Virginia, later Wednesday afternoon.
In the meantime, Youngkin posted pictures of a big rally in Roanoke, Virginia, on Wednesday afternoon.
“Good day Roanoke!! Our momentum is unmatched throughout the Commonwealth, and Virginians can’t wait to win,” Youngkin tweeted. “Thanks to everybody who voted early at present!”
“Two marketing campaign occasions going down at roughly the identical time about 70 miles aside,” Dave Rexroade, govt director of the Republican Governors’ Association, wrote on Twitter, sharing pictures of McAuliffe’s Danville occasion and Youngkin’s Roanoke occasion. “You inform me which marketing campaign has the joy and momentum…”
Though Virginians voted for President Biden over then-President Trump by a 10-point margin in 2020, latest polling has proven McAuliffe and Youngkin neck-and-neck, with Youngkin gaining an edge on pivotal education issues.
The Youngkin marketing campaign has known as for extra parental involvement of their kids’s schooling, whereas McAuliffe has tried to distance himself from remarks he made during a September debate.
“I don’t assume mother and father ought to be telling colleges what they need to educate,” the previous governor mentioned on the time.
In the previous few weeks of the marketing campaign, McAuliffe has pulled out all of the stops, bringing President Biden, former President Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams and lots of different nationwide Democrats in to marketing campaign with him.