VP candidates to debate in Virginia town as campaigns court rural vote

Attendee in the audience touches program ahead of the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University in FarmvilleBy Ginger Gibson and Alana Wise FARMVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – Jay Fortner, a truck driver who hauls construction material around Virginia, is putting his faith in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to revive rural America, including the small town of Farmville where he lives. Farmville, a town of 8,000 nestled in the heart of central Virginia, will get a rare spell in the limelight on Tuesday night when U.S. vice presidential candidates Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine face off at Longwood University in their only debate of the general election campaign.

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