Here are the candidates for the Nov. 8 general election, and what they and others say about the choices:

The Democrats Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, candidate for governor; Leslie L. Byrne, candidate for lieutenant governor; Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath), candidate for attorney general.

"Ours is a party of openness, fairness, dignity and respect. We want to make sure each child has the opportunity for a decent education. That is a Virginia value. We want clean air and clean water. That is a Virginia value. We represent the party of Virginia values."

-- Byrne, at a Democratic rally yesterday in Williamsburg

"The difference between us and the Democrats is that we believe in building a better Virginia by growing the economy, and they believe in building a better Virginia simply by raising taxes."

-- Sen. Bill Bolling (Hanover), during GOP "Unity" tour of Virginia on Wednesday

The Republicans Jerry W. Kilgore, candidate for governor; Bolling, candidate for lieutenant governor; Del. Robert F. McDonnell (Virginia Beach), candidate for attorney general.

"This ticket supports traditional Virginia values of faith, family and freedom."

-- Kilgore, during "Unity" tour Wednesday

"They stood up against budget reform. They stood up against the investments in public safety and education."

-- Mo Elleithee, Kaine's spokesman, on the Republicans