Former Governors Warner and Gilmore Down to the Wire in Senate Race

November 4, 2008

Former Governors Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore are both battling for retiring U.S Senator John Warner's seat.

Mark Warner cast his ballot during a stop in Alexandria Tuesday. The popular candidate has been the run-a-way favorite the whole campaign.

The latest AP pre-election poll showed the Democratic candidate with a twenty-six point lead, with 58% support, compared to Jim Gilmore's 32%.

Warner has also far out-fund-raised his opponent, but Republican rival Jim Gilmore hasn't given up. He's running a campaign focused on the economy and energy. That platform has earned him an endorsement from Charlottesville's local paper, The Daily Progress.

A victory would give Democrats control of both Virginia Senate seats for the first time since 1970.

Republican John Warner is retiring after thirty years in the Senate. He hasn't endorsed either candidate.


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