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Democratic presidential hopefuls stump in Virginia

October 27, 2019 GMT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two presidential hopefuls are making stops in Virginia to help the state’s Democrats win legislative elections.

U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar campaigned alongside Virginia legislative candidates Sunday.

They are the latest visits by Democratic presidential hopefuls as Virginia has become a must-visit destination.

Only four states are holding legislative elections this year and Virginia is the only one where partisan control of the statehouse is up for grabs. Republicans currently have a slim majority in both the state House and Senate.

Republican Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Virginia Beach next weekend. Former Vice President Joe Biden, another Democratic presidential hopeful, is also set to visit Virginia next weekend.