Romney team to bring Giuliani to Henrico and Virginia Beach
The campaign season is full swing, and on the heels of news that President Barack Obama will tour parts of Virginia on Friday and Saturday, republican officials confirmed that former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will campaign on behalf of Mitt Romney next week as well.
Giuliani will headline a veterans event in Virginia Beach at 2pm on Thursday. He will then travel to the Richmond area for a 9am rally with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling on Friday. The Henrico event will be held at the GOP “Victory Office”.
Giuliani remains a popular figure in the republican party after his stewardship of New York City in the days after the 9-11 attacks. He had a brief run for president in 2008, before backing out to support John McCain. He endorsed Romney early on in the 2012 race.
Despite staying on the political sidelines as a candidate himself, “America’s Mayor” as he is often dubbed, spends quite a bit of time stumping for other republican candidates. He made several stops in the Commonwealth in 2008 on behalf of McCain. He also traveled to Virginia on behalf of Bob McDonnell in the 2009 Governor’s race.
Speaking of the President’s visit..
The AP’s Bob Lewis is hearing from his high-ranking democratic sources that the Obama campaign is mulling stops in Virginia Beach, Roanoke and perhaps even Richmond. The campaign maintains the position that the president’s itinerary remains in the planning stages and official plans won’t be revealed until the beginning of next week.
However, this looks to be like a trip where the Obama campaign will attempt to hit as many different regions as possible, so while the Richmond area may not be a focus, it is quite possible the president will be back for his second campaign visit of 2012.
We will keep you updated.