Virginia is important for Obama and Romney to win this fall, so it’s no surprise that both candidate’s campaigns have scheduled high-profile visits to the Richmond area later this week.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that President Barack Obama will visit Henrico County on Saturday. He will hold a small event at Walkerton Tavern and Gardens in Glen Allen. Free tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:00 PM today at these locations:
Henrico OFA Office
2720 Enterprise Parkway Suite 103 Henrico, VA 23294
Richmond OFA Office
408 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23219
On Friday, Obama will visit Fire Station No. 1 in Roanoke and Green Run High School in Virginia Beach. The president last visited the area on May 5th at VCU’s Siegel Center.
President Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney, participated in his first Virginia talk radio interview, appearing yesterday on “The John Fredericks Radio Show” based in Hampton Roads. On Thursday, former New York City mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will lead a “Veterans for Romney” event in Hampton Roads at 2:00 PM. Friday morning, the former NYC mayor will join Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling for the opening of a Romney campaign office in Henrico County.
Virginia is an important state for both candidates. The Commonwealth’s 13 electoral votes will help push either candidate to victory this fall.
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