Obama Will Stump for Democrat Hopeful as GOP Inches Closer to Victory

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Democrats are panicking so now they’re calling in the big guns.

As Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin inches towards becoming Virginia’s next governor, Democrats are calling on former President Obama to come campaign for Terry McAuliffe. President Obama either has nothing better to do or knows that the GOP is on the cusp of victory because he will be hitting the campaign trail in Virginia.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Obama will campaign with McAuliffe on Oct. 23 in Richmond, shortly before Old Dominion’s Nov. 2 election.

Virginia bars its governors from serving consecutive terms, the only state with such a restriction. McAuliffe was previously governor of Virginia from 2014-18. Prior to serving as governor, he chaired the Democratic National Committee from 2001-05.

McAuliffe’s campaign has sought to draw comparisons between his Republican rival, Glenn Youngkin, and former President Donald Trump, who lost Virginia in last year’s election by 10 percentage points .

The governor’s race, seen as a bellwether for next year’s midterm elections, is tightening in its final weeks, prompting the involvement of leading national Democrats. A Christopher Newport University poll released last week showed McAuliffe with a “small but narrowing” lead over Youngkin, 49% to 45%, a lead within the poll’s margin of error of 4.2 points.

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