October 14th, 2009
12:42 PM ET
13 years ago

Gore to visit Virginia to help Deeds

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/14/art.gore.gi.jpg caption="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. Mike in VA

    YES! Please send AlGore!! Keep him here until Nov. He can stay at my house. ... it's a little chilly here though and we may get some snow Saturday.

    October 14, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. Dave

    I would not want this disgusting blowhard to try to help me. he is a scam artist.

    October 14, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. jayjohn

    Gore and Biden helping Deed's. Poor Deed's

    October 14, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. Think before you speak

    The saddest thing is that someone thinks an appearance by this clown will change a voter's mind.

    Of course, if it does, that voter's competence should be questioned. Shouldn't Al stay home and Save the Planet (or is he riding his bicycle there?)

    October 14, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. Peter

    The elections in Virginia and New Jersey are both very exciting! I don't know who'll win either election!

    Deeds 09

    Corzine 09

    October 14, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. Jack

    Dear Al,

    Please stay in Tennessee.

    Creigh Deeds,

    October 14, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Would someone please tell me what George W. Bush did in the past 8 years other than create wars and a financial mess. Nobody questions what he did and I don't recall people ever asking him what about this and what about that or why isn't he doing this and that, maybe that's the reason he did nothing. And then again maybe GWB thought a presidents only responsibility was to start wars.

    October 14, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Enough

    Go Gore, we want the Democrats booted out of office and with your help, that's a sure thing.

    October 14, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. johnnie w

    Just the FACTS CNN just the FACTS, Mr. GORE a PLUS<and the President will go back to the NEW BLUE STATE ,and Mr. Deeds will WIN and you RIght wing commentors , you have NO MINDS , because you have NO BRAINS, what SORRY bunch of SORRIES, you follow that So called Network ,with Halloween Anchors, you know who they are, at False News the H B R CLOWNS, Deeds is going to DESTROY ,Mcdonnell.

    October 14, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  10. Vic of New York

    Virginia: Do you really want more of George Bush, Newt Gingrich and the rest of that GOP gang that have run our country into the dumpster?

    Virginia: Do you really want more GOP politicians in the pockets of big business so they can pass TAX breaks that give the family jewels to your bosses and corporate execs – while you get a few crumbs and a pat on the back?

    Virginia: Are you really that nieve that you want to buy into the coolaid Republicans are selling? If so, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn that I can sell you at a great price.

    October 14, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. sam

    The most interesting aspect of VP Gore's visit is that it is a private fundraiser. This will not result in any votes. The DNC could just as well send a check. Deed's needs to rally voters.

    October 14, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. Jay T.

    Gore is a great man. The guy is on the frontline of the most important issue of our time- Global Warming. I find it shocking people will rip his character apart based on political affiliation. Get over yourself. What have you done?

    October 14, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. Free Thinker

    Gore can't help anybody! He is such a loser!!

    October 14, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  14. Grrr-awful-o

    LOL! If Al Gore wants to help Deeds he should stay at home and count his millions. That Dim really is green!

    October 14, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  15. jeff jackson, alabama

    Even the most liberal "put the party first " democrat
    should not want Gore in the same state where they are
    campaigning. Talk about a dead weight on your campaign.
    I think I would send him a nice note that simply says,
    " Gosh Al, I really appreciate your offer but me and the misses
    have decided to just go to Krystal Burger for dinner...ALONE !"

    October 14, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  16. Blue

    Thank you Mr. Vice-President. You have always been there fosr the ones that need and want help.

    October 14, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. Patrick - Indianapolis

    It's truly amazing that so many of you don't have any idea what socialism means, yet you just sling it around like rice at a wedding. Genuinely pathetic. Only in America!

    October 14, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  18. Brian from NJ

    The Republicans must be loving this... Gore was handed a budget surplus, no wars, a booming stock market, and a generally satisfied public and STILL found a way to lose in 2000! He even lost his own state!

    October 14, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  19. machtim akannah

    Gore is an inconvenient truth.

    October 14, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. Is it 2012 yet?

    Will they shut off any dissenters who dare question his pack of lies?

    Nevermind, liberals like he and Obama don't tolerate questions and any questions or dissension will be STOPPED or it get's the Saul Alinsky treatment.

    October 14, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. fellow from chicago

    Well, that seals it for McDonnell. Thank you very much Mr. Gore.

    October 14, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. tad

    I think Deeds would be better served politically if someone with an IQ higher than a house plant came to help him. No one will listen to "Al" the panic stricken former VP until he corrects all the errors and apparent intentional mistakes in his movie.

    October 14, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. phoenix86

    Oh Oh, Polar Bears in VA better watch out. Al Goreish thinks you're endangered even though your population has increased 5000% in the last 15 years.

    Gore is a hypocritical fool. Deed is an imbecil. And VA is smarter than the dems hope they are.

    October 14, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  24. Internet Creator

    "I can remember when the internet was just this tall..."

    October 14, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  25. Chris in VA

    A lot of people; democrats included, are not happy with what the democratic party is doing with our country. Bail out, stimulus, health care, etc. It seems that the democratic party, now that it is in power are running wild with their agenda of more government = better government. If you have been watching the tv commercials of Deeds and McDonnell, it becomes obvious that McDonnell is running a better campaign. What does it tell you that former democratic governor and current mayor of Richmond (Wilder) will not endorse another democrat even while being pressured by Kaine and Obama to do so?

    October 14, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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