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There's a huge election coming up in Virginia, where Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam will face off in next month’s gubernatorial race.

Northam is set to appear with former President Barack Obama at a rally later today, while President Donald Trump is backing Gillespie.

So what do voters in the in the Old Dominion commonwealth think about the race? Todd Piro spoke to diners at Carol's Place in Forest, Virginia, to get the pulse of the people.

Frank, who identified as a Trump voter from "day one," said he's voting for Gillespie because he better embodies conservative values.

Sandy, an independent, said she's a strong believer in gun rights, and that single issue will determine who she votes for.

"I believe I should have the right to own my own gun to protect myself, my family, my home and my dog," she said.

Benny, on the other hand, said he's voting for Northam because he doesn't want to support a "lobbyist" like Gillespie.

Rick, a veteran, said he voted for Trump because he was better on veterans issues, and he's going to do the same for Gillespie.

He added that he's a strong supporter of Trump's rhetoric on the NFL national anthem protests.

"It's the flag. It represents America, all of us," he said.

John, president of the College Republicans at Liberty University, said he's backing Gillespie because he focuses on the whole state, not just northern Virginia like Northam.

"I can count of two hands how many pieces of Northam literature I've seen in the city of Lynchburg," he said.

Voters will head to the polls on November 7. Northam leads Gillespie by seven percentage points in Fox News' latest polling average.


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