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Candidates Participate in Traditional Buena Vista Labor Day Parade

Sept. 2, 2013

It's an annual tradition in Virginia, which used to be the kick off the political season in the Commonwealth.

The Buena Vista Labor Day Parade typically brings out candidates to the small, mountain town to shake hands and woo voters.

This year, all three candidates on the ballot attended the parade, and they all said the same thing: Voters want to hear their ideas for improving the economy, and growing more jobs in Virginia.

"It's a great deal of uncertainty out there across Virginia, everywhere in Virginia, about the economy," Republican Ken Cuccinelli said. "And I'm the only candidate who's put forward a really detailed plan about how to get our economy moving faster."

"People are hurting, and that's why they're looking for a governor who's going to work in a bipartisan mainstream way," says Democrat Terry McAuliffe. "That's why so many Republicans have endorsed my candidacy."

"Of course everybody is concerned about the economy and the need for jobs, and getting people back to work. I'm the only one with an economics background," said Libertarian Robert Sarvis.

Political commercials used to not start appearing in Virginia until September, but both McAuliffe and Cuccinelli have been airing ads for months now.

There are only 64 days left until Election Day, which is on November 5th.

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