ALBEMARLE COUNTY — It was a cautious but confident GOP ticket that flew into Albemarle County Monday afternoon to rally supporters. Republicans are hoping for a clean sweep at the ballot box.
GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and attorney general nominee Ken Cuccinelli told a crowd of supporters to make one final push.
The last time Virginia Republicans took all three top-ticket offices was back in 1997, and the GOP has taken a beating in recent years. McDonnell says the possibility of doing that again is still hard to grasp.
“None of us ever dreamed that one day we’d have the opportunity to stand at a place like this before you and ask for your vote to be the top three offices in Virginia. But yet because of your hard work we’re about to make that happen,” McDonnell said.
McDonnell and fellow Republicans stressed that they are not taking anything for granted when it comes to voter turnout.
McDonnell held a final rally Monday night in Virginia Beach. On Election Day he will cast his ballot at his home precinct in Richmond before meeting with voters in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. The ticket hope to celebrate their victories Tuesday night at an event in downtown Richmond.