The 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election is ramping up as Election Day draws near. On November 2nd, Virginians will have the opportunity to decide between former Governor Terry McAuliffe, and newcomer Glenn Youngkin for Governor.

And as it so happens, both candidates passed through Harrisonburg this past week.

Last Friday, Rockingham County’s agricultural community was treated to a visit by Republican candidate for Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin, and several locals came out to show their support.

Joined by his running mate, Winston Sears, the two discussed a variety of topics ranging from law enforcement to mask mandates.

Youngkin embraced his outsider image, claiming that Virginians are fed up with career politicians like his opponent.

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, meanwhile, passed through JMU last Wednesday to have a chat with JMU faculty on the implications of COVID in the coming semester.

McAuliffe proceeded to commend JMU for being a leader in managing the pandemic, and called on all students to get the new COVID-19 booster shot.

Virginians have until October 12th to register. If there was one thing Harrisonburg was to take away from these past few days, it's to….well, I’ll let Mr. Youngkin tell it.