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First lady Jill Biden will stump for Terry McAuliffe (D) in Richmond on Friday, as the former Virginia governor campaigns for a second term.
The first lady’s appearance on the campaign trail, announced by the White House on Monday, comes as polls show that McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin are neck-in-neck less than a month before Election Day.
A poll released last week by Emerson College and Nexstar Media Group found that the race is in dead heat among likely Virginia voters: McAuliffe secured 49 percent support, while Youngkin has 48 percent.
One percent of voters said they are planning to vote for someone else, and 2 percent said they are still undecided.
Additionally, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report moved the race from “lean Democratic” to “toss-up” last month.
In-person early voting kicked off in the state last month. The race marks the first gubernatorial election where in-person early voting and no-excuse mail voting are available to the electorate in Virginia, accor... (Read more)
Happy to be back in Virginia to support my friend (former and future Governor) @TerryMcAuliffe! Fewer than 40 days until Election Day. From creating clean energy jobs to preventing gun violence to protecting women’s health decisions, Terry is the right choice for Virginia! pic.twitter.com/2V6WYgnN4u— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 26, 2021
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