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Clinton, McAuliffe make 1st of 2 Va. stops

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 11:54am  ET

Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Aiming to energize young voters less than one week before Election Day, Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his campaign for governor to the home of the University of Virginia.

McAuliffe was accompanied to his stop Wednesday in Charlottesville by former President Bill Clinton, who has been campaigning with his friend McAuliffe over the past few days.

In prepared remarks, McAuliffe again attempted to portray Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli as an anti-science ideologue who would harm the state's economy with his views.

Specifically, McAuliffe criticized the attorney general's pursuit of a then-U.Va. climate scientist Michael Mann. Cuccinelli is a climate science skeptic.

McAuliffe said the unsuccessful legal challenge sent a chilling message to innovators and embarrassed the state.

McAuliffe and Clinton were to conclude their road show later Wednesday in Roanoke.

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