HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Two political heavyweights were in Hampton Roads Saturday, rallying voters just hours away from Election Day.
Politicians who visited the area Saturday said the Commonwealth could be the difference in winning the election. Senator John McCain rallied for Gov. Mitt Romney in Virginia Beach and President Bill Clinton held an event supporting President Barack Obama in Chesapeake.
In the battle to win Virginia, supporters are making hundreds of phone calls in hopes of getting more voters on their side.
"This election can be signed, sealed and delivered by Virginia," said Clinton as he was beginning his speech at Indian River High School.
Some politicians are taking to the streets to remind people how important it is to vote.
"It comes down to the fact that if Romney wins Virginia he can be president. If he loses Virginia there is no way to get there," said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Each party is heavily dedicated to spending time in Hampton Roads, especially in the final days of election season, hoping to secure the military and veterans vote.
"I'm for Barack Obama because he wants people to have education and healthcare and jobs when they come home to the America they have defended," Clinton said.
"We have lots and lots of veterans. We want to galvanize our veterans because we think we need a new Commander in Chief," McCain said during his rally at the Republican Party headquarters Saturday.
Both parties put the political boots on the ground to energize supporters and get them to spread the message to others.
"I'm still motivated, and I still want to stand, volunteer, do what I have to do to make sure Obama gets back in," Obama supporter Reusselle Hill said.
"I think [Romney] is the best qualified," Romney supporter Lynne Maynard said. "I think he can take our country in the way it needs to go."
Romney held a rally in Newport News Sunday night and singer Stevie Wonder will be in Norfolk Monday evening for a free concert offering his support to President Obama.
A Suffolk house fire displaced a family of seven Wednesday morning.
An Oscar Smith football player was named the 2013-2014 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year Wednesday.
A building at Norfolk State University has been evacuated due to a gas leak.