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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Obama to campaign in Virginia next weekend

Fresh off a bus tour of electorally crucial Ohio and Pennsylvania, President Obama plans to make a return trip next weekend to another swing state — Virginia.

Obama will make multiple campaign stops in the state Friday and
President Obama greets supporters at a May campaign rally in Richmond. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Saturday as he tries to replicate his performance from 2008, when he became the first Democrat in more than four decades to carry the commonwealth. Obama’s campaign has not yet announced exactly where he will visit.

Obama is no stranger to the state. He staged a major rally to launch his campaign in May at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and he has also made multiple visits in an official capacity.

Several polls have showed a close race in the state between Obama and Mitt Romney (R), though most — including a Washington Post survey released in May — gave the incumbent a narrow lead. Virginia has also been a magnet for outside spending, including a new $3.4 million ad buy from the pro-Republican group Crossroads GPS.

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