October 14th, 2009
12:42 PM ET
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Gore to visit Virginia to help Deeds

Former Vice President Al Gore is coming to Virginia on Friday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.
Former Vice President Al Gore is coming to Virginia on Friday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore is coming to Virginia on Friday to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, a campaign aide confirmed.

Gore will headline a fundraiser at a private home in McLean. At this point, however, Gore is not scheduled to make a public appearance with the Democratic hopeful.

The event comes one week after Deeds got fundraising help from the current vice president, Joe Biden.

President Obama has also campaigned and raised money for Deeds, but the White House is being cagey on whether the president will return to the commonwealth in the final three weeks before Election Day on November 3. But the Democratic National Committee launched a flurry of robocalls into Virginia on Tuesday asking Obama campaign supporters to help elect Deeds.

Deeds trails Republican Bob McDonnell in recent polls. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain will hold a rally for McDonnell in Hampton Roads on Saturday.


Filed under: Al Gore • Creigh Deeds • DNC
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Mark

    please tell me he will fly his private jet up there and then talk about going green and how terrible all of us Americans are for not being more conscious of the impact we have on the planet.

    please.

    October 14, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Darko

    Someone want to tell me why the virginia governorship is pulling so much weight? It's not like the federal govt has left any power to the states and governers anyhow.

    Is it really just a preview into the 2010 elections?

    October 14, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. terry,va

    More hot air blowing into Virginia. Global warming is underway.

    October 14, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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