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Barack Obama Speaks at University of Richmond: “Pass this bill!”

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For more, see the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

It’s no accident that the president chose Virginia for his first appearance after his Thursday address to a joint session of Congress. In 2008 Obama became the first Democrat in 44 years to carry Virginia’s electoral votes.

Virginia is likely to be in play in 2012. This week Larry Sabato, a political analyst at the University of Virginia, labeled Virginia, with 13 electoral votes, as one of seven “super-swing states” along with Colorado, Florida, Iowa,  Nevada,  New Hampshire and Ohio.

“Hello Richmond,” the president said as he took the stage at the Robins Center. “Thank you, Richmond. It is good to be in Richmond, Virginia.”

Also, the Richmond Collegian has a live blog, which is great except they keep misspelling “its” as “it’s.” One of my major pet peeves; why can’t writers get this right?!?