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Former President Obama to campaign for Northam in Richmond

Former President Barack Obama (Source: Facebook) Former President Barack Obama (Source: Facebook)
Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam are vying for Virginia's governor. Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam are vying for Virginia's governor.
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam on Thursday, Oct. 19. 

The event will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 403 North Third St. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and tickets are required.

On Tuesday, attendees who RSVP'd for the event received their tickets; on Wednesday, additional tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 10 a.m. 

"At the rally, Ralph and President Obama will discuss the need for the next governor to create economic opportunity for all Virginians -- no matter who you are or where you’re from," Northam's campaign said Wednesday. 

Obama's campaigning will come just a few days after former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for Northam in Northern Virginia. 

Northam's challenger, Republican Ed Gillespie, has received support from President Donald Trump through social media, and Vice President Mike Pence, who campaigned in southwest Virginia

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