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Obama back in Virginia next week

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Photo - President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally at Centreville High School on July 14. He will campaign in Virginia again this week.  (AP Photo)
President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally at Centreville High School on July 14. He will campaign in Virginia again this week. (AP Photo)
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President Obama will be back in Virginia next week, his second visit to the critical swing state in less than a month.

Obama will stop in Leesburg on Thursday to woo Loudoun County voters who will have a big say in whether Virginia falls his way or for Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama won Loudon County with 53.7 percent of the vote in 2008, but the county helped elect Republican Bob McDonnell governor a year later, choosing him nearly 2-to-1 over Democrat Sen. Creigh Deeds.

Obama is also scheduled for a stop in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday and Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

The Democratic president spent two days in Virginia earlier this month with stops in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Roanoke, Glen Allen and Clifton.

scontorno@washingtonexaminer.com

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