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Obama agenda: Trying to help Perriello

The Washington Post previews Obama campaigning today for freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D). “In a national election that is almost certain to be seen as a repudiation of the president and his party's policies, Obama would like nothing more than to point to Perriello as a Democrat who succeeded - not in spite of his party and his voting record, but because he championed them. Both Democratic and Republican polls show Perriello narrowly trailing Republican Robert Hurt. Perhaps for all those reasons, Obama will travel to Charlottesville on Friday to stump with Perriello, making him the only House member in the country to be bestowed with his own presidential rally this fall.”