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McAuliffe Talks Issues at UVa Campaign Tailgate


August 31, 2013

Terry McAuliffe took in a tailgate at the University of Virginia prior to Saturday's football game to meet with students as part of a campaign stop.

The Democratic candidate for governor talked with students about what issues matter most to them. With 65 days to go until the election, McAuliffe said he was there to talk about investment in education and making sure there are jobs for students when they graduate.

The former chair of the Democratic National Committee said the election should focus on issues like those instead of social issues brought up by his opponent, Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

"That's what I talk about all day, but I do draw distinctions and differences because I believe a rigid social ideological agenda is bad for business, and we can't do what we need to do to help these students get jobs," McAuliffe said.

A Quinnipiac poll of likely voters released this week showed McAuliffe with a growing lead over Cuccinelli, 48 percent to 42 percent.


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