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'Middle-Class Joe' Campaigns for Northam in Reston - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Oct 19,2017
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

“This is a guy who understands what my dad always taught me, for real … ‘Everyone, everyone, everyone in the world is entitled to be treated with dignity,’” former Vice President Joe Biden (left) said of Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (right). Photo by Fallon Forbush.

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By Fallon Forbush

RESTON, VA. - There are only three weeks left until Election Day and the race for the commonwealth’s next governor is heating up. Candidates are bringing out the big guns of their political parties.

While Vice President Mike Pence campaigned at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon on Saturday, Oct. 14, to urge coal-country voters to turn out for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, former Vice President Joe Biden was campaigning in Reston for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

The pair were touting the candidate’s “G3: Get Skilled – Get a Job – Give Back” workforce development campaign proposal, which would provide free community college educations to Virginians.

“The 21st century jobs, as you know, are much different from when I was growing up,” Northam said during the roundtable. “Even at the high school level, we could put a lot more emphasis on vocational and technical training,” he added.

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