Harris to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia

Harris to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia

Vice President Harris will campaign with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Prince William County on Thursday in an effort to mobilize voters. 

Harris held a fundraiser for McAuliffe last month. 

The vice president is the latest high-profile surrogate to hit the campaign trail with McAuliffe in the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 2.

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The influx of surrogates hitting the campaign trail for McAuliffe comes as polls show a razor-thin race between McAuliffe and his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin. A Fox News poll released last week showed McAuliffe with 51 percent support from likely voters, while Youngkin had 46 percent support. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a "toss-up." 

Harris's campaign appearance with McAuliffe comes as the former governor has taken a tougher stance with Democrats in Washington. Last week, McAuliffe repeatedly called on Republicans and Democrats to come together amid haggling over the Democrats' mammoth reconciliation package, saying in a press call on Thursday he was “frustrated” over the process.