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McCrory to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli

Posted October 23, 2013 3:55 p.m. EDT
Updated October 23, 2013 4:03 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will campaign for fellow Republican and Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday.

The get out the vote rally, advertised by the Cuccinelli campaign, will take place in Roanoke, Va., at noon.

Cuccinelli, Virginia's attorney general, is running against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend and political aide to former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Polls have shown McAuliffe with a steady lead over Cuccinelli since this summer.

During his 2012 campaign, McCrory benefited from visits by sitting Republican governors such as Chris Christie of New Jersey and Nikki Haley of South Carolina.