Election could swing in swingy D.C. suburbs
May 2nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET
6 years ago

Election could swing in swingy D.C. suburbs

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama arrives in Richmond this weekend for his first official campaign visit to the battleground state of Virginia, a hyped rally that is mobilizing both Republican and Democratic ground troops for the general election.

But the fight for Virginia begins in earnest Wednesday in the Washington suburb of Chantilly, a warren of office parks and shopping malls near Dulles International Airport and just 10 miles from where the first major battle of the Civil War unfolded.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Virginia
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  1. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Gas prices going down, stock market going up jobs increasing, osama dead, what do the moron teapublicans plan to run on, oh I know , lies and more lies. You have to be brain dead to vote for any of them ,Dem landslide coming in Nov !!!

    May 2, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  2. John, PA

    In 2008; Obama was the first Democrat to win Virginia since 1964. In 2011 every Republican incumbent in the Virginia state House and Senate won; only the second time since the Civil War. This November the American voters will clean up Washington based on Obama and the Democrats record in Congress since 2007.

    May 2, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Thanks to the Commonwealth of Virginia's War Against Women, this state has already been decided.

    May 2, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |

    I recall just 4 years ago campaign billboards reading "Virginia is McCain Country." That pipedream was proven wrong. It's pretty obvious that Virginia is Obama Country. The President's support in Hampton Roads is unwavering. Not to mention that Gov. Transvaginal Probe is endorsing Willard. He's not very popular.

    May 2, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  5. chilly g

    after watching the president last night visiting with the troops and giving that great speech i can wait for the election
    because we going to win. americans will never elect mitt for potus.

    May 2, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  6. The Greedy Old PIgs declared class war on US!

    Given how unpopular the GOBP in VA is with their attacks on women, they can already count out about half the voters. Should be fun, though, listening to how the "freedom" cult tries to justify transvaginal probing. That's some real "freedom" right there!

    May 2, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |