Obama Featured in Deeds TV Ad: “Get Fired Up (Again),” Virginia

By Britt

Oct 21, 2009 12:07pm

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: In a refrain that helped President Obama turn Virginia from red to blue during the 2008 presidential election, the Creigh Deeds gubernatorial campaign today released a new TV ad entitled "Fired Up" which features President Obama – and only President Obama. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate is behind in the polls to Republican Bob McDonnell. After some hesitation from the campaign if President Obama – whose own poll numbers have took a hit in Virginia since becoming President -would help or hurt the campaign, they have, it appears, embraced the presidential pulpit. The ad tries to drum up that same spirit that flipped the commonwealth for Obama during the presidential election, and say this will be essential to their get-out-the-vote effort leading up the Election Day. "Last year, Virginia, you helped lead a movement of Americans who believed that their voices could make a difference," The President says in the 30 second ad, "That's what we need to do in this race. That's what Creigh Deeds is committed to." Images of Mr. Obama's presidential campaign are juxtaposed with images of Deeds campaigning throughout Virginia. "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 President says. The ad uses footage from President Obama's August appearance for Deeds in Northern Virginia. On Tuesday the President will once again campaign with Deeds, at Old Dominion University. -Sunlen Miller

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