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Virginia's 3rd District House of Delegates race heats up

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Election Day is right around the corner and the 3rd District House of Delegates race is one of the many races heating up in Virginia.

Incumbant Dan Bowling and challenger Will Morefield are going down to the wire in a tight race.

Bowling says his experience sets him apart from his opponent.

"Experience. There is no doubt about it. I'm running against a fellow who has just finished college and came back to the area." says Delegate Bowling.

"All I can say to that is, I'm a home owner. I'm a tax payer. I'm a business owner. According to the Virginia Constitution, I'm qualified to run for office." explains Morefield.

The candidates agree on one thing, the importance of jobs in southwest Virginia.

"Our slogan since day one has been Yes Coal, Yes Jobs. And they say, 'Will, how as a state legislator are you going to create jobs in southwest Virginia?'  Well, first it starts by preserving and protecting the coal and natural gas industries. That is the lifeblood of our economy." adds Morefield.

"The whole idea is to not lose the jobs, hang on to the state jobs, during this recession and then when we grow our way out of it, we can do other things." says Delegate Bowling.

Both candidates will be working until the polls close on Tuesday.

"We're going to keep knocking on doors. We're going to keep calling folks and letting them know where we stand on the issues." concludes Morefield.

Bowling adds, "If you're in politics, you always run like you are losing.  You just work hard and the results come on Election Day."

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