Obama to cam­paign in Vir­ginia gov­er­nor’s race

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Former Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is set to re­turn to the cam­paign trail for the first time since he left of­fice with a rally to help Demo­crat Ralph Northam in Vir­ginia’s closely watched race for gov­er­nor.

The Northam cam­paign an­nounced Wed­nes­day that the lieu­tenant gov­er­nor and Obama will ap­pear to­gether at an event in Rich­mond on Oct. 19.

Vir­ginia is one of only two states elect­ing new gov­er­nors this year and the swing state’s con­test is viewed as a pos­si­ble early ref­er­en­dum on Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

Trump re­cently en­dorsed Repub­li­can Ed Gille­spie in a tweet, but has oth­er­wise not been di­rectly in­volved in the race.

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