About 100 people gathered in Springfield Saturday to hear from Governor Bob McDonnell and other Republicans holding or running for office in Virginia.
The '72 Hour Rally' was sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia and the Fairfax County Republican Committee. "Getting out the vote in the next 72 hours is critical," said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. "This is going to be a race with below 40 percent turnout, so every person who shows up [to vote] makes a bigger difference."
A report Sunday on WTOP, not related to the rally, confirmed this. George Mason University Public Policy Professor Mark Rozell told WTOP, "The party that is able to mobilized it's core constituency, the one that has the greater intensity on its side, is most likely to prevail."
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling told those gathered, "This is the second stop of 15 over the next three days to get our people out to vote."
The Democratic Party of Virginia is holding a Get Out the Vote Rally at George Mason University's Johnson Center East Plaza from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Monday, November 7.
For information on all the candidates on the ballot in Fairfax, see our Burke, West Springfield Voter's Guide 2011.