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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Mark Warner embarks on a tour of Virginia: Eight days, 39 events

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) is hitting the road.

The popular former governor is using Congress’s August recess to tour Virginia in typical Warner-esque, breakneck fashion.

He’s attending 39 events over eight days in all regions of the state. And he’s not even on the ballot — not yet anyway.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) (Steve Helber - AP)

He started last week with events in Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and Peninsula, and continues this week with Northern Virginia, central Virginia, Southside and Southwest.

He will hold town halls in Manassas, Culpeper and Richmond, tour aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce’s manufacturing and research facility in Prince George County, attend a naturalization event in Roanoke and visit a call center in Martinsville. He’ll end the week in Bristol at a NASCAR race, where during his gubernatorial run he famously sponsored a NASCAR vehicle as part of his attempt to cast himself as a Democrat who showed he could embrace rural Virginia.

Check out this week’s schedule:

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Manassas town hall

Culpeper town hall

Charlottesville TV interview

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Goochland High School assembly

UPS employee town hall in Richmond

Sit-down with Virginia Business magazine

Tour Rolls Royce’s prince George facility

Roundtable with community leaders in Dinwiddie

Roundtable with community leaders in South Hill

Thursday, Aug. 26

South Boston higher education visit: worker training

Job announcement in Danville

Visit call center temporary/construction site in Martinsville

Friday, Aug. 27

Roanoke naturalization event

Sit down with Roanoke TV

Sit down with Virginia public radio

Blacksburg HokieFest

Radford-vs-Pulaski high school football

Saturday, Aug. 28

Heartwoods Artisan Center event in Abingdon

By  |  04:40 PM ET, 08/22/2011

 
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