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Virginia's top Republicans to help congressional candidates

Rosalind Helderman

Virginia's statewide elected officials are making a final push in the days before next week's Congressional vote on behalf of Republican candidates across the state.

On Sunday and Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will fly around the state, rallying support. More details on the tour when they're released.

Between now and then, McDonnell will hold a fundraiser with Keith Fimian, challenging U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in the 11th District. On Tuesday, McDonnell heads to Gretna, Va., to raise dollars on behalf of state Sen. Robert Hurt (R), who is challenging U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D) in what is considered Virginia's most competitive race.

Cuccinelli will be holding a series of fundraisers and rallies with candidates, as well. On Wednesday, he and former governor and senator George Allen headline a fundraiser for Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R), challenging Rep. Rick Boucher (D) in the 9th District. Interestingly, Griffith will leave the district just a few days before the election to attend the event in Richmond.

On Thursday, Cuccinelli and Allen in Nelson County, at a fundraiser with Hurt. And on Friday, he'll be in Fredericksburg at a Get Out the Vote rally for Rep. Rob Wittman (R), who is being challenged by Democrat Krystal Ball.

Cuccinelli will spend Election Day working the polls for Fimian in his old state Senate district in Fairfax County.

By Roz Helderman  | October 25, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Bill Bolling, Election 2010, George F. Allen, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, Keith Fimian, Ken Cuccinelli, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt, Tom Perriello  
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