The race for Virginia's Senate seat was front and center in different parts of Lynchburg Thursday afternoon.
Tim Kaine stopped at the Lynchburg train station to highlight his plan for investing in American infrastructure.
Kaine talked about his work as governor to expand Amtrak service in Virginia.
Amtrak is partially subsidized by government, but Kaine says the service is an investment that generates jobs and economic growth.
"You need to make cuts and I know how to make cuts," Kaine said. "As governor my outgoing general fund budget was smaller than the one I started with, and that's pretty rare. I know how to make cuts, but I also know you've got to make investments along the way."
Kaine was joined by senator Mark Warner, Lynchburg city council member Joan Foster, and former state delegate Shannon Valentine. She pushed for Amtrak expansion in the General Assembly.
Across town at Liberty University, George Allen's wife gave a pep talk to students.
Susan Allen talked about why her husband is running for Senate. She mentioned her daughter, who recently graduated from college.
Allen says her husband wants to reduce government regulations and create more jobs for recent college graduates.
"We really love the ticket this year, because we really think it is focused on the future," Allen said. "It's focused on reducing the deficit, providing jobs, using our own energy, making us energy independent. All of that bodes well for Virginia and the entire country."
Allen was joined by Congressman Bob Goodlatte and state delegate Scott Garrett.
Allen encouraged students to register and vote in Virginia. As conservatives in Lynchburg, she says they can counteract democrat voters in Northern Virginia.