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Obama Campaigns for Deeds

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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Democrat Creigh Deeds now has President Obama campaigning on his side. Deeds has largely distanced himself from proposals Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats support. But the President appears in ads, released earlier this week, for Deeds and will be stumping at a rally for him in Norfolk next week. Obama is the first Democrat to win Virginia in a presidential race in 44 years and Deeds hopes to gain some of that momentum. Deeds has been trailing in polls against Republican opponent Bob McDonnell.

McDonnell says the ads and appearance will help Deeds, but the election is about the candidates and the issues. McDonnell has campaigned with Senator John McCain and is scheduled to campaign with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani next week.

Natalie Neumann has the details...

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