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Lieutenant Governor candidates vote

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling tallied at least one vote for himself, and probably two more, as he, his wife, Jean Ann, and his 26-year-old son Matt cast ballots about 10 a.m. in their hometown precinct in Mechanicsville, a suburb of Richmond.

Bolling, who is seeking a second term as lieutenant governor, voted at the Washington Henry Elementary School in the Shady Grove precinct, campaign spokeswoman Ibbie Hedrick said. She said the Bollings' other adult son, Kevin, 22, plans to vote after his classes end at James Madison Unversity.

Afterwards, Bolling began dialing for votes. Later this evening, Bolling will join his running mates -- Robert F. McDonnell, the former attorney general who is at the top of the ticket, and state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, who is running for Attorney General this year--at the Marriott in Richmond.

Farther east, Democratic challenger Jody M. Wagner went to the polls at 6:50 a.m. with her 20-year-old daughter Lizzie. Mother and daughter cast their ballots at the
Association for Research and Enlightenment building on Atlantic Avenue in the Cape Henry precinct of Virginia Beach, campaign spokesman Pete Kavanaugh said.

Wagner, who served as a state financial official in the administrations of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and former Gov. Mark R. Warner, then visited six more polls to round up more votes.

Wagner's husband, Alan, a physician, began working the polls earlier and will vote later today, Kavanaugh said. Her son Jason, 25, voted and began handing out literature at a polling station, while Maxwell, who is only 17 and not eligible to vote, also worked the polls.

Wagner did lose one family member's vote, however. But that's only because her eldest child, Rachel, 27, is now a registered voter in New York.

After casting her ballot, Wagner visited voting stations in Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach before beginning the drive toward Richmond to hit more polling stations there.

Tonight Wagner and the other top Democratic candidates--state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, who is the party's pick for governor, and Del. Steve Shannon, who is running for Attorney General--will gather across town from Republicans in Richmond's Westin Hotel.

--Fredrick Kunkle

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 3, 2009; 11:50 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Bill Bolling , Election 2009 , Fredrick Kunkle , Jody Wagner  
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Hmmm... so Edgar Cayce's ARE building is an official polling place? I wonder if there are any Cayce disciple psychics on hand offering advance results....

Posted by: nan_lynn | November 3, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

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