Election 2008

Voter Voices: Virginia

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With the election just days away, we sent our correspondents out to gather the opinions of voters in Virginia, New Mexico and Florida. Voters outside the Red, Hot and Blue Memphis Pit Barbeque restaurant in Leesburg, Va., share their thoughts just days before elections.

ALISON STEWART, host:

More voices from voters now, this time from Leesburg, Virginia, about 40 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. NPR producer David Nogueras started his interviews outside the Red Hot & Blue Memphis Pit Bar-B-Que restaurant.

DAVID NOGUERAS: Libby Stevenson(ph) says she'll cast her vote on Tuesday for John McCain, but she was more enthusiastic about his running mate, Sarah Palin.

Ms. LIBBY STEVENSON: I like him, and I love her because she hunts, she fishes. She is just a girl that is a good girl.

NOGUERAS: What's the most important issue to you this election?

Ms. STEVENSON: Health care.

NOGUERAS: Angela Hardy(ph) is on the other side of the parking lot. She's coming out of a Starbucks with a large coffee in her hand. Who are you voting for and why?

Ms. ANGELA HARDY: Barack Obama. And I believe that we do need a change. The past eight years have been extremely traumatic, especially with the war. I had a brother to go overseas, and it was a traumatic experience for me.

NOGUERAS: She added that her home is in foreclosure.

Ms. HARDY: So I know exactly what it's like to lose your home and to not know what to do next.

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