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RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginians have less than 5 months to pick a new governor.

Gubernatorial candidates Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe appeared on stage together but only briefly.

The Technology Forum in Reston hosted by Microsoft and Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) brought the candidates together but answered questions by business leaders separately.

Ken Cuccinelli, (R) said, "Jobs are job one for me."

Terry McAuliffe, (D), said, "I want to be known as the transportation governor."

That's at least one point of many, where the two candidates differ.

McAuliffe, who toured Metro's Silver Line station off Wiehle Avenue this week and fully supports the multi-billion dollar transportation bill that was just passed, blasted Cuccinelli for opposing the bill.

Cuccinelli says there were some things he liked. He said, "I do not universally oppose the bill I just don't think it's the best policy for Virginia."

The tech forum quickly turned to social issues.

McAuliffe said, "I will be a brick wall when it comes to women's rights not taken away. I trust women to make their own decision."
Cuccinelli, "my opponent likes to run on that because he has nothing else to run on."

Cuccinelli is known for for his conservative views on women's issues as a Virginia Senator and current Virginia Attorney General.
"I have a track record. I'm a defender of life and families. It's not like I over do this."

Then there's the GOP Lt. Gov Candidate E.W. Jackson. He's made controversial comments such as comparing planned parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and on Wednesday he said government programs in the 60s were worse for black families than slavery.

Cuccinelli would not make any comments on these latest comments. "No, I won't. They have to run their own races. I'm running my race he's got to run his."

Both have yet to debate these topics on the same stage.

That won't happen until next month. The candidates first debate will be hosted by the Virginia Bar Association at The Homestead, July 20th.


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