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Warner stresses bipartisan record at Shad Planking

Wednesday - 4/16/2014, 6:31pm  ET

Associated Press

WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen Mark Warner is touting his bipartisan bona fides in rural Virginia at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in the Old Dominion.

Warner told a largely Republican crowd of several hundred there are people of good will in both major political parties and more bipartisan relationship are needed.

Warner's potential Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie also attended the annual beer-and-fish political picnic but was not a featured speaker.

Held at the Wakefield Sportsmen's Club, the Shad Planking historically has been a must-attend event for Virginia politicians and candidates.

This was fourth time Warner, a former governor who is seeking a second term as senator, has been a speaker at the event.

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