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Biden to Campaign for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

President Biden will be part of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who’s searching for to regain his previous job in November, for an occasion on Friday in Northern Virginia, marking Mr. Biden’s first return to the marketing campaign path since he entered the White House.

Mr. Biden is ready to converse on the marketing campaign occasion for Mr. McAuliffe in a park in Arlington, a brief drive from Washington, on Friday night.

Mr. McAuliffe simply gained the Democratic nomination for the Virginia governor’s race in June, hoping to return to the office 4 years after he served his time period. The state doesn’t allow governors to run for consecutive phrases. Mr. Biden gained Virginia handily final year on his manner to the White House, however some Democrats are apprehensive about Mr. McAuliffe’s prospects this year in opposition to Glenn Youngkin, a political newcomer and former non-public fairness government who’s the Republican nominee and who has the power to spend thousands and thousands of {dollars} from his personal checking account to assist make the race aggressive.



Mr. McAuliffe, who mulled a presidential run in 2020 however handed and endorsed Mr. Biden, has sought to make the race a referendum on former President Donald J. Trump, who has backed Mr. Youngkin enthusiastically. Mr. Trump stays standard with Republicans in the state’s rural areas however has alienated moderates in the Washington suburbs.

Mr. McAuliffe has sought to tether Mr. Youngkin to Mr. Trump, joking that he would pay for the fuel for Mr. Trump to go to the state and marketing campaign for Mr. Youngkin. And the previous governor has embraced Mr. Biden, expressing hope that the president will marketing campaign for him a number of occasions earlier than November.

Ahead of the go to, the White House launched a background sheet to reporters that touted the practically $10 billion in fiscal aid for state and native governments and college districts in Virginia below the $1.9 trillion financial aid invoice Mr. Biden signed into legislation in March, together with indicators of progress for the state economic system in its rebound from the pandemic recession.


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