Virginia governor's race: How will women's issues play out?

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Across Northern Virginia, in the historic town of Manassas, is where the current battle over women's issues - specifically abortion rights - remain a top priority for many female voters.

And that is likely where Virginia attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will try and keep most of the focus, as his rock-solid pro-life record threatens to alienate moderate female voters.

But Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is facing female skeptics since a story from a book he wrote in 2007 has re-surfaced in which he admits to attending a fundraiser while his wife was in labor.

Further East in Fairfax, potential women voters said education, women’s rights, children’s issues and health care were priorities.

In Arlington, far from Richmond but close to Washington, where money matters, potential women voters said they were concerned with the economy and jobs. Women’s issues were a huge priority for women ABC7 spoke with.