With the commonwealth’s 13 electoral votes up for grabs this year, Virginia voters don’t have to watch the campaign from afar, as in years past. Barack Obama turned the Roanoke Civic Center into a tent revival today for about 6,500 of the faithful, with John McCain set to rally his supporters in the D.C. suburbs on Saturday.
Obama told the cheering crowd, “It’s time to put an end to policies that put Wall Street before Main Street and end up hurting both.” The loudest applause, however, greeted the Democrat’s pledge to end the war in Iraq.
Tomorrow, Republican John McCain will be at the Prince William County Complex in Woodbridge at 2 p.m.
By Peter Vieth