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What can Brown do for Wittman? Raise money.

Ben Pershing

Rep. Rob Wittman (R) will be getting a little help from a celebrity friend later this month, as Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) plans to travel south to headline a fundraiser July 30 for the Virginia lawmaker in Newport News.

Brown has been much in demand on the GOP campaign trail since he won the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's (D) seat in a high-profile special election in January. He has made appearances for freshman Republicans and veterans such as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and now he will be visiting Virginia's 1st district for Wittman.

The two Republicans appear to have little in common but actually got to know each other during an official trip to see U.S. troops abroad. "I have personally traveled to Afghanistan with Rob to visit our troops and I know how important supporting our men and women in uniform is to him," Brown said in a statement released by the Wittman campaign.

While there are at least four potentially competitive races in Virginia, Wittman's reelection race is not seen as a marquee contest by either party. Democrat Krystal Ball is running a spirited campaign to unseat Wittman, but the incumbent appears safe for now.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 12, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Ben Pershing , Election 2010 , Rob Wittman  
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