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ABINGDON, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are set to campaign on different sides of Virginia.

Obama will speak at a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax on Friday while Romney will be in southwestern Virginia rallying coal supporters in Abingdon.

Drivers around GMU may experience delays and temporary road closures due to the President’s appearance.

Obama, who in 2008 became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Virginia since 1964, also campaigned with Vice President Joe Biden in the state last week.

Romney also has been a frequent visitor to Virginia. He appeared at a campaign event in Fishersville on Thursday and will be back in the state Monday to give a foreign policy speech at Virginia Military Institute.

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