Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail in Virginia this weekend with gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe in hopes of energizing the Democrat base.

“When you’ve got someone in your corner who has shown that they will work for you, who has a track record of accomplishments, then you have to go out there and work for them. Not because everything suddenly is going to be perfect but because it’s going to be better,” Obama said in his speech.

McAuliffe and his GOP opponent Glenn Youngkin are neck and neck in the polls. Democrats are at a disadvantage with voter enthusiasm but believe with Obama’s help they can turn back the Republican.

McAuliffe has recruited many other big-name Democrats like President Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams and Democrat National Committee chairman Jaime Harrison to campaign on his behalf.

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The McAuliffe campaign has raised $600,000 online alone in recent days.

Youngkin has invited GOP figures like former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo into the state.

Youngkin’s bus tour will not have any big-name Republicans only local Virginians whose stories go along with the campaign’s message emphasizing issues like parents’ rights in education.

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