Eyes around the nation will turn to the Virginia gubernatorial race Tuesday as the contentious electoral battle between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe comes to an end, capping one of the biggest races in the 2013 election cycle.
The final day of campaigning in the Virginia gubernatorial race marked the candidates’ decidedly vast differences in the race, with Cuccinelli relying on a visit from fellow Tea Party-backed lawmaker Sen. Marco Rubio and a final attack on ObamaCare before polls opened at 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe called on Vice President Joe Biden, another fellow party establishment member, to close the race and portray conservatives as out of touch with the rest of America.
"This is the first election in America since the full impact of ObamaCare has been felt," said Rubio, who is weighing a presidential bid in 2016. "The whole country is waiting for your choice."
Biden told voters, "There's only one place the Tea Party can compete with us, and that is they do turn out their base. Don't take this for granted, man."