Obama To Campaign For McAuliffe In Tightening Virginia Race

Obama To Campaign For McAuliffe In Tightening Virginia Race


Former President Barack Obama will campaign in Virginia for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Democrats have increasingly expressed concern that McAuliffe will not win in the race against Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin. 

Obama will appear with McAuliffe in Richmond on October 23, becoming the next major Democratic political figure to announce an appearance for the former Virginia governor. Both first lady Jill Biden and former Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams have also announced appearances. 

Recent polls show the race tightening between McAuliffe and Youngkin, a Virginia businessman who launched his gubernatorial campaign in January and won the Republican nomination in May. 

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One poll from Christopher Newport University showed McAuliffe with an edge over Youngkin, leading 49% to 45%, but within the margin of error. As Politico reported, one

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