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Obama, Romney tickets plan final Va. stops

The Obama and Romney tickets are making a flurry of final stops in battleground Virginia — the third-most-visited state in this campaign — as the race comes down to the finish line.

(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Four years ago, Obama became the first Democrat since President Lyndon B. Johnson to win Virginia in the presidential election. Both sides consider the state very much in play this time around. Obama was clinging to a slender lead in the state according to a Washington Post poll released last weekend. A Quinnipiac University poll out this week called the race too close to call.

On Saturday, Obama will attend a rally in Prince William County with former president Bill Clinton and musician Dave Matthews.

Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will have a rally of his own that day, appearing with Senate hopeful George Allen (R) at Martinair in Richmond.

On Sunday night, Romney will appear in Newport News. Come Monday, on the eve of the election, he will headline two rallies, one at a Lynchburg airport and another at George Mason University.

Vice President Joe Biden also will appear in the state that day, but details are pending.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.



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