WASHINGTON (CNN) – Creigh Deeds, Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor, is pledging that President Obama will campaign for him again before Election Day.
The President has scheduled a rally next week with Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey, but the White House has been quiet on whether Obama will do the same favor for Deeds, who is trailing Republican Bob McDonnell in the polls. Obama last appeared with Deeds at a rally in August.
When asked for an update on the situation by NBC12 News in Richmond, Deeds didn't hesitate.
"President Obama will be back in Virginia, yes," he said. "He will be back in Virginia to campaign for me."
Asked again if he and the president will appear together on the same stage at some point in the next 19 days, Deeds responded: "You will, yes."
Despite the candidate's sunny outlook, the Deeds campaign said nothing has been finalized with the administration.
"They've been very, very helpful and supportive," Deeds senior adviser Mo Elleithee said of the White House. "We're still in talks with them about trying to get the president to come back to Virginia."