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Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Obama to open two more campaign offices in Virginia

Another weekend, more office openings for Obama’s campaign.

Obama will open the doors of campaign offices in Alexandria and Henrico County on Saturday.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd at a campaign rally Saturday in Richmond. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

For those keeping count, the president will soon have 15 offices in the swing state of Virginia.
Others include: Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Charlottesville, Danville, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Suffolk and Richmond.

Brian Moran, chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, and Terry McAuliffe, all-but-announced candidate for governor next year, will be on hand for the festivities in Alexandria. State Sen. Don McEachin will address volunteers in his home county of Henrico.

The GOP’s coordinated campaign — dubbed the 2012 Virginia Victory Campaign — has seven offices that have remained open since 2010. Presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney recently hired a state director.

Obama, the first Democrat to capture Virginia in four decades, rallied 8,000 supporters in Richmond on Saturday, the first day he campaigned for reelection.

A Washington Post poll released last week showed Obama leading presumed Romney in Virginia 51 percent to 44 percent among registered voters.

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