ARLINGTON, Va. — President Obama delivered the closing argument for Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for Virginia governor Sunday, telling an eager crowd that Tuesday’s vote would determine whether the forces behind the federal government shutdown would gain control of Richmond.
‘‘This election is going to say a lot about Virginia’s future and about the country’s future,’’ Obama told a packed at Washington-Lee High School, where White House officials estimated the crowd at about 1,600.
The event marked the latest effort by McAuliffe, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, to use big-name surrogates to persuade Virginians to do something they often skip in off-year elections — vote. ‘‘Nothing makes me more nervous than when my supporters start feeling too confident,’’ Obama said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.