HAMPTON -- Former president Bill Clinton is in Hampton Roads campaigning for Democrat Terry McAuliffe's bid for governor.
Clinton helped McAuliffe kick off his "Putting Jobs First" campaign. They were in Richmond Sunday before coming to the Y.H. Thomas Community Center in Hampton.
"I'm here for personal reasons, philosophical reasons, and policy reasons," Clinton said. "I love Terry McAuliffe."
Most polls show McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli, but the campaign brought in McAuliffe’s long-time friend - President Clinton - to urge people to get out and vote on November 5.
"I'm not a hundred percent positive that a hundred percent of you will show up, and I'm a hundred percent positive that if you take it upon -- that if you took it upon yourself -- that every single one of you could get 10 more people to go, who otherwise might not vote," shared Clinton.
With election day a little more than a week away, McAuliffe is focusing on his jobs agenda. His wide-ranging speech Sunday also touched on education and the economy.
"The government shutdown we just went through by a few Tea Party members of Congress, the impact of that has already been grave on the Commonwealth of Virginia," McAuliffe stated.
Supporters began lining up outside the community center at about 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and they were excited to see Clinton and McAuliffe together.
"We're just so excited to see him and have Bill help us to push the issue - to get more jobs for our people,” said McAuliffe supporter Susan Campbell-Skelly. "You know, bringing Bill Clinton here is a big deal."
The former president also will appear with McAuliffe at 10 a.m. Monday at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk.
Republican candidate for governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, will be in Hampton Roads Monday.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will join him at the Filipino Cultural Center on Baxter Road in Virginia Beach. The rally begins at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Cuccinelli blasted McAuliffe's business dealings, including one involving an insurance policy and annuity. Cuccinelli claimed his opponent benefited from the death of the person named in that policy.
"The big problem with that, that Terry McAuliffe investing in the deaths of the terminally ill, is that it's a continuation of a pattern," Cuccinelli said.