Parties In Va. Hustle To Get Out Vote | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Parties In Va. Hustle To Get Out Vote

Play associated audio

Barbara Smith is in the basement of the Fairfax County Republican Party headquarters with a dozen other volunteers. She's calling complete strangers and asking them to vote for her candidate, gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell.

This is an important election for Republicans in Fairfax. With McDonnell leading in the polls, they see this as their best opportunity in years to make gains in a county that's been trending Democratic.

Democrats realize this too, and they're also working feverishly in the campaign's final days. Peter Clerkin is managing the campaign of a House of Delegates candidate in Fairfax, and he's struggling to find time to sleep.

"I'll get a couple hours here and there," he says. "It's a lot of work."

Polls open throughout Virginia at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.

David Schultz reports...

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 2, 2015

You can see an exhibit paired with its ornate inspiration. Works made with a special technique are on view at a local museum.
NPR

A Tome Of Peruvian Food, By Its Most Acclaimed Ambassador

Gaston Acurio is the world's premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he's just written a cookbook. It features 500 recipes from around the country — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.
NPR

U.S. House Calls On Iran To Release American Political Prisoners

Congress may soon pass a resolution calling on Iran to free several Americans being held prisoner there, and demanding information about a former FBI agent who went missing.
NPR

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.