Kaine, Warner, Webb help Va. congressional candidates in final push
President Obama is not the only one who will lend Virginia's Democratic congressmen a hand in the final push before Tuesday's election.
Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former governor, will spend the day in Virginia helping two candidates. He will hold a noon rally in Fairfax County with Rep. Gerry Connolly, who faces Republican Keith Fimian in the 11th District.
At 5 p.m., he will appear in Hampton with Rep. Glenn Nye, who is being challenged by Republican Scott Rigell in a tight race in the 2nd District. Kaine and Nye will be joined by Rep. Bobby Scott (D), who is expected to easily win reelection next week.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will spend the weekend with Rep. Rick Boucher, Nye and Rep. Tom Perriello -- three Democrats fighting to hold onto seats in the face of increasingly tough Republican challengers.
On Saturday, Warner will appear with Boucher at rallies in the southwest counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe and Smyth and later at a Washington County Democratic potluck dinner. Boucher faces state House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith in the 9th district. Later, Warner will head to a Halloween eve get-out-the-vote event in Virginia Beach with Nye.
On Sunday, Warner will visit 10 churches with Nye and Del. Kenny Alexander (D-Norfolk), chairman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. On Monday, he will spend the day with Perriello, who faces state Sen. Robert Hurt in the 5th district, in Danville and Charlottesville, though the exact events have yet to be set.
Sen. Jim Webb attended a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Alexandria on Monday. He'll also be appearing at an event for Connolly in Prince William on Saturday, and a spokesman said other final day events are in the works as well.
| October 28, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Election 2010, Glenn Nye, Mark Warner, Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello
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