The final push: Obama campaigns for McAuliffe

It's down the home stretch for the race for Virginia governor.

ARLINGTON, Va. – With the final days until Election Day, Democratic candidate for Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe made one last push for voters Sunday afternoon, with President Barack Obama by his side.

“You’ve got to make sure that every body goes out on Tuesday and chooses a better future for Virginia,” Obama said at Sunday’s rally.

Crowds gathered at Washington Lee High School in Arlington to hear the President stump for McAuliffe.

“The Republican message is all wrong for Virginia,” said one McAuliffe supporter at the rally.

Supporters lined up around the block to show their support.

“This is probably the last campaign appearance that President Obama will make, and it was the last rally before the election, which it is, I would show up for Terry too,” said another McAuliffe supporter.

Obama painted Republican Ken Cuccinelli as beholden to an extreme tea party ideology that, according to the president, shut down the government and hurt Virginians.

Across the street, a small, but vocal group of Ken Cuccinelli supporters made themselves heard.

“I think that Obamacare is really bad for our country, for our state and especially for women,” said a Cuccinelli supporter.

Cuccinelli campaigned in Republican strongholds in the Commonwealth Sunday.

Cuccinelli is telling his supporters that Obama’s visit highlights McAuliffe’s support for Obama’s unpopular health care law.

The Associated Press and WTOP’s Hank Silverberg contributed to this report. Follow @hsilverbergwtop and @WTOP on Twitter.