Obama returns to Virginia for golf
President Barack Obama is seen golfing in Hawaii in December 2009.
July 15th, 2012
04:41 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama returns to Virginia for golf

(CNN) - President Barack Obama returned to Virginia for the third time in as many days Sunday.

But unlike his campaign visits on Friday and Saturday, his most recent visit to the battleground state was a golf outing.

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The president hit the links at Fort Belvoir, and the White House said he was joined by his regular partner Marvin Nicholson, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and his senior adviser David Plouffe.

On Friday, Obama campaigned in Virginia Beach, Hampton and Roanoke, and on Saturday, his campaign events were in Glen Allen and Clifton, Virginia.

Virginia is one of seven toss-up battleground states on the CNN Electoral Map.

Obama hit his 100th round of golf as president on Father's Day this year.

- CNN's Gregory Wallace and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    @dale? Yourt point is?
    Everyone needs some down time and I am sure if anything were to happen the President would be on it like white on rice.
    You want to find somebody who golfs more than he, I was going to say drink or smoke, but I can't. It's the bo ner!

    July 16, 2012 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  2. luckjoe

    Soon to be former Golfer in Chief.

    July 16, 2012 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  3. Stephen in VA

    "The President plays golf on the weekend." – why is this news?

    July 16, 2012 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  4. Really?

    Who is surprised? Golf, lie, vacation, take jabs at job creators (business owners), golf, lie some more...yeah, he's doing a fantastic job.

    July 16, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
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