Michelle Obama has canceled her campaign visits in Virginia following the deadly shootings in Colorado.
The First Lady was scheduled to headline an event in Charlottesville Friday afternoon. She was due to campaign for her husband at a women's event to launch the "It Takes One" campaign. It's an effort to engage new supporters for the president and grow the Obama for America's Grassroots organization.
She was also supposed to head to another event at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. That event has also been canceled.
New polling released Thursday shows the race for the White House is getting tighter. President Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in a virtual tie nationwide. Romney has the edge over Obama by just one point. Here in Virginia, the race is now dead even.
This is the first tie in several weeks in what is arguably the most important swing state this fall.
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