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.
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
Radford-vs-Pulaski high school football
Saturday, Aug. 28
Heartwoods Artisan Center event in Abingdon