Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLACKSBURG, Va.— —
Former President Bill Clinton believes the choice for voters is clear in Virginia’s closely watched Nov. 5 gubernatorial contest.
“You have – two extremely interesting candidates – that are wildly different. And I came here to campaign for one of them,” Clinton said of his long-time friend and fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe during a rally today on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Clinton called McAuliffe a good, personal friend.
“We went on vacation together, we have spent endless nights talking the night away together,” Clinton said of himself, his wife Hillary and the McAuliffe family. “He is a good person and he is someone who was heavily involved in politics, but never ran before he became interested in the becoming governor of Virginia.”
McAuliffe is being challenged by Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Nov. 5 gubernatorial contest.
With little more than a week left before Election Day, Clinton and McAuliffe have scheduled a number of campaign stops across the state.
Clinton used today’s rally to emphasis the differences between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli, who he said represented the ideology of the tea party.
For more on this event, see Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph.