According to the polls, Virginia’s gubernatorial race is very close and so Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is not taking any chances at this point.
It was recently reported that both former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and former President Barack Obama are set to hit the campaign trail with former Virginia governor who is seeking a second term.
The announcement that Abrams was coming to the state was made yesterday and the two plan to campaign together in Norfolk and Northern Virginia on Sunday.
As for Obama, he will campaign with McAuliffe in the state capital city of Richmond next Saturday, Oct. 23rd, according to the gubernatorial candidate.
McAuliffe announced the news of Obama’s appearance on MSNBC, mistakenly stating that he would be here this Saturday, and said, “We’re gonna get it going.”
First Lady Jill Biden will be coming to Henrico as well on Friday, according to McAuliffe.
“Folks, I’m excited to announce that President Obama will be joining me in Richmond NEXT SATURDAY October 23rd for a GOTV event,” McAuliffe said in a tweet where he included a clip of the announcement.
Folks, I'm excited to announce that President Obama will be joining me in Richmond NEXT SATURDAY October 23rd for a GOTV event. Sign up to learn more here: https://t.co/ktMja6QqK7 pic.twitter.com/UvD88uQKD2— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) October 12, 2021
McAuliffe had a forgettable appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” over the weekend, where he mentioned former President Trump a whopping 18 times in the interview.
His opponent Republican Glenn Youngkin tweeted out a clip that showed every time he mentioned Trump and said, “Terry McAuliffe just set a new record for the most mentions of Trump in a single interview. Count ’em!”
McAuliffe was also confronted by host Dana Bash on his past claims that Republicans “Stole” the 2000 presidential election, and refused to acknowledge that George W. Bush won.
Terry McAuliffe just set a new record for the most mentions of Trump in a single interview. Count 'em!— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) October 11, 2021
We need a governor focused on helping Virginia families build a brighter future — not a career politician focused on the past. pic.twitter.com/XzU7nZFopk
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