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CHARLOTTESVILLE (WWBT) - Election Day is fast approaching and Virginia will be buzzing with political activity this weekend. President Barack Obama is getting personally involved with the race with a visit today to Charlottesville. The president is hoping to rally the Democratic base and encourage them to get out and vote.
In Charlottesville Friday he will headline a major rally for Congressman Tom Perriello.
Two years ago it was enthusiasm for President Obama that helped Perriello upset a long time Republican, but this year the President is not on the ballot, and his popularity has dropped, especially with Republicans -- which there are quite a bit of the in the 5th District.
This race is tight, but it appears that Perriello is trailing right now. He is hoping a big boost of media coverage and excitement from the President will push him over the finish line.
If you want to see the President this is a public event at the Charlottesville Pavilion in downtown Charlottesville. The gates open at 5pm.