Obama heads to Virginia to campaign for McAuliffe

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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, center, speaks to his supporters and encourages them to make the final push by knocking on door-to-door to get more votes on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, The' N. Pham) MAGS OUT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is lending his political heft to Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Virginia governor while Republican Ken Cuccinelli is flying from airport to airport in search of votes.

McAuliffe and Cuccinelli planned the final Sunday of their bitter campaign trying to motivate their most ardent supporters for an election that is going to be decided by the few Virginians who choose to vote on Tuesday. The state Board of Elections chief says turnout could be as low as 30 percent of registered voters, and the campaigns see 40 percent turnout as the ceiling.

Obama's final-hours effort is slated to take place near Washington.

Cuccinelli, meanwhile, planned rallies at airports throughout the state, hopscotching from airfield to airfield to rally his supporters.