Warner Fights to Maintain Lead

Sen. Mark Warner D-Va., and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie have finished their final debates and are taking their campaigns to the airwaves as the polls show the race between the two closer than ever, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The candidates also filled their final weekend to campaign with high profile supporters. Warner had events with Sen. John W. Warner, the Republican who held his Virginia senate seat for 30 years; Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Attorney General Mark Herring, former Rep. Rick Boucher D-9th, and Sen. Joe Manchin D-W.Va.

Wife of 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, will also make a stop in Virginia Monday  in support of Gillespie and Barbara Comstock, the 10th District Congressional candidate.

A poll released last week by Christopher Newport University showed the narrowest margin between Warner in Gillespie, with Warner leading 51 to 44 percent. 3 percent of candidates were undecided and 2 percent were voting for the Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis.

Warner is asking Virginians to vote him in for a second term. However, after Warner was drug into a scandal involving the resignation of former state Sen. Phillip Puckett D-Russell, Gillespie has been experiencing increasing support.

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