Weekend in politics: Obama on two-day swing in Virginia, and more

If you don't like politics, stay out of Virginia on Friday and Saturday.

President Barack Obama has a two-day swing planned in the battleground state. He'll start the day Friday with stops in the Virginia Beach-Hampton area and end with an evening event in Roanoke. On Saturday, he has events planned in Glen Allen and Clifton.

Also on Friday, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be campaigning in the Williamsburg area for Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani will be working for Romney in Henrico, Va.

Obama won Virginia in 2008, but it looks like it could be on the political bubble in 2012.

Meanwhile, Williamsburg is packed with governors who are there for the National Governors Association Annual Meeting, which runs Friday-Sunday.

On the outrage front, don't be surprised if there are more heated words this weekend over the U.S. Olympic team's opening ceremony outfits being made in China. When asked by ABC News about the uniforms, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, "I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. If they have to wear nothing but a symbol that says USA on it, painted by hand, that is what they should wear."

Also worth noting this weekend: On Friday, Rick Perry campaigns in Nevada for Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio attends a Romney fundraiser in Boston; on Saturday, the Green Party selects a presidential candidate at the national convention in Baltimore; and on Sunday, first lady Michelle Obama attends a fundraiser in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

And then there is this: Sunday marks 20 years since Bill Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City.

And this: Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota governor and ex-wrestler, turns 61 on Sunday.

Sources: Yahoo! News, ABC News, Associated Press

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