In the pivotal week before Election Day on Nov. 2, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe drew tiny crowds to his campaign events, as Republican Glenn Youngkin claims the momentum is on his side.
Associated Press reporter Steve Peoples shared photos of the small crowds on Wednesday. People saw a small crowd at Bible Way World Wide Church, Danville, Virginia.
McAuliffe also appeared to draw a rather small crowd at the University of Lynchburg, in Lynchburg, Virginia, later Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Youngkin posted photos of a large rally in Roanoke, Virginia, on Wednesday afternoon.
“Hello Roanoke!! Youngkin tweets, “Our momentum is unmatched throughout the Commonwealth and Virginians cannot wait to win.” Thank you for voting early today. “
Barack Obama with Terry McAuliffe. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
“Two campaign events taking place at roughly the same time about 70 miles apart,” Dave Rexroade, executive director of the Republican Governors’ Association, wrote on Twitter, sharing photos of McAuliffe’s Danville event and Youngkin’s Roanoke event. “You tell me which campaign has the excitement and momentum…”
Although Virginians voted for President Biden over then-President Trump by a 10-point margin in 2020, recent polling has shown McAuliffe and Youngkin neck-and-neck, with Youngkin gaining an edge on pivotal education issues.
The Youngkin campaign has called for more parental involvement in their children’s education, while McAuliffe has attempted to distance himself from remarks he made during a September debate.
” “I do not believe parents should tell schools what to teach,” said the ex-Governor at that time. McAuliffe pulled no punches in the final weeks of his campaign. He brought President Biden and former President Barack Obama along with Stacey Abrams, as well as many national Democrats, to support him.
After his speech, Glenn Youngkin spoke to supporters.
(Tyler O’Neil/Fox News)