South Riding, Va. (November 4, 2014) – On Election Day 2014, voters showed up at their respective polling stations in great numbers to cast their say in our government’s next leaders.
Both Democratic and Republican candidates also showed up at polling stations across South Riding, Va., to get their last minute campaign messages out as voters walked in.
Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie greeted voters outside Freedom High School in the early afternoon.
“I feel like we’ve had a good campaign and we’re definitely feeling the momentum coming into today’s election,” Gillespie said.
His campaign’s platform is based on a five-point economic plan focusing on creating jobs, finding clean forms of energy, repealing the Affordable Care Act, tax relief, education reform and overall, balancing the nation’s budget.
Mr. Gillespie wasn’t alone; Delegate David Ramadan and Loudoun County Board of Supervisors member Matt Letourneau joined him in front of FHS, shaking hands with voters and their families.
“I think we are poised to retain the House and take back the Senate tonight,” Ramadan said. “We’re feeling very good and are looking forward to a Comstock and Gillespie win.”
All three men were also out campaigning for the GOP and their plans moving forward.
“Loudoun County is seen as a model for getting stuff done and the people are looking for results these days,” Letourneau said. “We’re not seeing any progress in congress and people expect the GOP to lead the way.”
Republicans seemed to be out in numbers around South Riding, but the Democrats also had their people out too later on in the day.
Democratic House of Representatives candidate John Foust greeted voters outside of Little River Elementary School in the closing hours of polling on Tuesday night, hoping to clear up any misconceptions about his campaign platform.
“My opponent’s accusations against me are horribly false,” Foust said. “The notion that I raised taxes by 22% is totally untrue.”
Foust’s platform is based on working for bipartisanship within congress and working across the aisle to get work done. Foust is still a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and he plans to return to his job if he loses to Republican candidate Barbara Comstock.
Article written by Viva Loudoun intern Austen Bundy.