October 16th, 2009
03:56 PM ET
13 years ago

Deeds: Obama will campaign for me

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/25/art.bocreigh0825.gi.jpg caption="The president last campaigned for Deeds in August."]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."

Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Virginia
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  1. LacrosseMom

    Every GOPer gripes about President Obama campaigning for members of his party!

    GOPers either are senile or they have 'selective memories' because Bush campaigned for members of his party..... also!

    In the 2008 campaign, NO GOP candidate wanted Bush to campaign with him! Because America was so angry with Bush, so they his Bush away in Crawford.

    Can't wait for the GOP to eat crow!

    AMERICA WHO IS ON ...... YOUR....... SIDE?

    October 16, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Did vote Obama and Never Again !!

    It is a given Obama will campaign for him.

    All Obama has done is give speeches and campaign since taking office. God forbid there might be some jobs to create or work done to lower unemployment or stalling on Afghanistan because you are sending more troops but you don't want to anger the far-left of your party who you need to pass health care. So health care first, then you announce your long awaited decision to listen to your generals as more soldiers die.

    That Obama, what a great guy!

    October 16, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
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