Virginia

Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Call on Party Stars as Campaign Closes

Each wants election to be referendum on other side

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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.