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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama return to Virginia

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Virginia might as well leave the welcome mat out for the presidential candidates between now and November.

Romney campaigns at PR Machine Works in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday. (Charles Dharapak - AP)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and first lady Michelle Obama will both visit the commonwealth Thursday.

Romney will appear at a rally at a Fairfax park Thursday morning, according to his campaign.

Obama will stump for her husband in central Virginia and Fredericksburg.

President Obama, Romney, their wives and high-profile surrogates have made multiple trips to the battleground state. Last week alone, Romney attended a rally in Virginia Beach on Saturday, one day after his wife, Ann, led a “Women for Mitt” event in Leesburg.

Thursday’s Romney rally takes place at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

The event is open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP on the Virginia page on the campaign’s Web site. Doors open at 9 a.m. The event begins at 11:35 a.m.

The first lady’s events are also free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited space.

In Fredericksburg, Obama will speak at the University of Mary Washington at 5 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Ticket will be available starting at 5 p.m.Tuesday at the Obama campaign office at 1281 Central Park Blvd., in Fredericksburg.

Details on Obama’s visit to central Virginia were forthcoming.

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