On Saturday, former representative Tom Perriello’s mother, Linda, will help open an office in Danville. The next day, House Minority Leader David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) will be on hand for the Charlottesville grand opening.
The campaign has more than a dozen staffers in every region of the state, including Northern Virginia, some of whom have been here for more than two years through Organizing for America. It has held more than 7,500 events since April, staffers say.
In 2008, Obama became the first Democratic candidate to carry Virginia in 44 years, but in the years since, Democrats have lost ground.
He opened almost 50 offices, even in sparsely populated regions, dispatched more than 250 paid staffers and recruited thousands of volunteers to knock on doors across the state.
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