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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 6:45 am

For Augusta County native Matt Wertman, the real work in the Virginia governor's race on college campuses started two months ago.

"We've been on all the major campuses in Virginia trying to assess which way students lean,'' said Wertman, a University of Virginia architecture student and chairman of the College Republican Federation of Virginia, which has chapters on 30 Virginia campuses.

Wertman said now that college supporters of Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli have been identified, the followup action is to knock on dorm doors and make sure the students vote on election day.

There have been football tailgate parties for Cuccinelli at college campuses, and the Republican candidate appeared with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at a Liberty University rally Saturday night.

Cuccinelli's Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe, has 12 campus coordinators across Virginia working to get the youth vote out, said McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin.

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Should the county approve bonds in order to build the new Riverheads Elementary?

A new Riverheads Elementary was the top priority in the recently released ten year plan for Augusta County Schools. Plans have been created, but in order to start construction, the county supervisors have to sign off on the debt associated with the new school. A vote on the bonds will take place Wednesday.

Total Votes: 424

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