From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Behind in the polls, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Creigh Deeds is going up with a TV ad featuring cuts of President Obama's speech endorsing Deeds in his final push before the Nov. 3rd election.
Obama will campaign with Deeds on Tuesday.
Early in the campaign, Deeds, who is from rural Southwest Virginia, appeared uneasy wholly embracing the president. But, as he lags in the polls behind Republican Bob McDonnell by an average of five to 10 percentage points consistently, to have a chance his campaign must do all it can to try and run up the score in Northern Virginia and heavily African-American Hampton Roads -- both areas where Obama's popular.
The script to the ad, entitled, "Fired Up," are after the jump, as is the Deeds campaign's release:
NEW TV AD FEATURES PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLING ON VIRGINIANS TO GET FIRED UP FOR CREIGH DEEDS
ALEXANDRIA - Today the Deeds campaign released a new ad with President Barack Obama calling on Virginians to get "fired up" once again to elect Creigh Deeds on November 3. Last year, Barack Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate in 44 years to carry Virginia.
The new ad, "Fired Up," comes as President Obama prepares to campaign in Virginia for Creigh Deeds on Tuesday, Oct. 27. "Fired Up" marks the first Deeds TV ad featuring Obama, and will be key to the campaign's get-out-the-vote effort.
"Last year, Virginia, you helped lead a movement of Americans who believed that their voices could make a difference," Obama says in the ad. "I need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future, with Creigh Deeds leading the great Commonwealth of Virginia." ...
The script follows:
"FIRED UP" :30 TV, AS RECORDED
We are Americans.
We are a forward-looking people.
Last year, Virginia, you helped lead a movement of Americans who believed that their voices could make a difference.
That's what we need to do in this race.
That's what Creigh Deeds is committed to.
I need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future, with Creigh Deeds leading the great Commonwealth of Virginia.