President Barack Obama will appear at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University in Norfolk next week to stump for gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, his campaign has confirmed.Deeds is behind:
Last week the Deeds campaign confirmed that Obama would stump for him again somewhere in Virginia on Oct. 27. The time for the ODU event has not yet been announced and no other details were available shortly after 11 a.m. VP
Democrat R. Creigh Deeds, trying to narrow a 8- to 9-percentage-point deficit in the Virginia governor's race, is bringing in his biggest gun: President Barack Obama.
The first Democrat to win Virginia in a presidential race in 44 years, Obama made his highest-profile entry into the race yet with a new ad in which he exhorts his 2008 supporters to "get fired up" for Deeds, who is running against Republican Bob McDonnell.
And on Oct. 27, Obama conducts his first downstate campaign rally for Deeds at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.
Coming exactly one week before Election Day, the presidential visit - and those of Bill Clinton and Al Gore over the past week - are an attempt to galvanize essential Democratic groups and like-minded independents whose response to Deeds has been tepid so far. WTOP