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Obama to visit Virginia, Florida and Ohio next week

President Obama will travel to the key swing states of Virginia, Ohio and Florida next week, his campaign announced Friday.

President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the historic Fire Station No. 1, in downtown Roanoke, Va., Friday, July 13, 2012. (Don Petersen/AP)

Additional details about the trips have not been announced yet.

Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have already showered a great deal of attention on the Old Dominion, where a new poll shows the race dead even.

Along with personal appearances by the candidates and their high-profile surrogates, they’ve inundated the state with campaign ads .

Obama made a two-day swing through the Commonwealth July 13 and 14, campaigning in Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Henrico County and Northern Virginia.

Romney had a two-day Virginia tour of his own at the end of June, with stops in Roanoke and Northern Virginia.

The day before Obama came to Henrico, Romney’s campaign dispatched a former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to attended the grand opening of a campaign office there.

First lady Michelle Obama had been scheduled to appear in Charlottesville and Fredericksburg last week, but canceled because of the movie theater shooting in Colorado the night before.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.



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