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Senate Hopeful Mark Warner Rallies Supporters to Canvass

By: Bianca Spinosa Email
By: Bianca Spinosa Email

November 2, 2008

U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Warner (D) is not in a very tight race heading into Election Day. A poll released Sunday by Survey USA shows Warner leading Jim Gilmore (R) by 24 points.

The former Governor spent Sunday rallying support for Congressional candidate Tom Perriello (D) and getting volunteers excited for the next forty-eight hours before Election Day.

Warner rallied voters Sunday afternoon at the UVa Lawn before sending them out for a last minute door-to-door canvas.

He's been doing radio spots for Tom Perriello, the Democrat challenging incumbent Virgil Goode (R) in the 5th District.

In the battle of former Virginia Governors, Warner maintains a comfortable lead over Republican Jim Gilmore, despite Gilmore's surprising endorsement last week from the Daily Progress.

"I was shocked because they have agreed with me on a whole series of policy positions. Mr. Gilmore left Virginia in the fiscal ditch. That's why I've got the support of over 300 local elected officials, Independents and Republicans," said Warner.

Warner emphasized his improvements to Virginia's economy while he was Governor. He added that two budget committee chairs who happen to be Republican, and both served under Warner and Gilmore, are now endorsing the Democrat.

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