By Jason Spencer and Mary Ann Barton
President Barack Obama will once again visit Washington-Lee High School in Arlington on Sunday, this time to campaign for Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe.
The start time for this weekend's rally with supporters wasn't immediately clear, though the public will be able to access the school at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
Tickets are required but do not guarantee admission, according to a news release the McAuliffe campaign issued just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Tickets will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon Wednesday at four locations:
- Democratic Party of Virginia Arlington Office
2050 Wilson Boulevard Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201
- Democratic Party of Virginia Alexandria Office
618 N Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
- Democratic Party of Virginia Springfield Office
6354 Springfield Plaza
Springfield, VA 22150
- Democratic Party of Virginia Fairfax City Office
11202 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
Washington-Lee High School is at 1301 N. Stafford St. in Arlington.
Obama last visited the school in May 2012 to deliver a speech that was designed to put pressure on Congress to keep student loan interest rates down.
The upcoming appearance by the president will come just days before Election Day, which is Tuesday.
McAuliffe faces Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's attorney general, and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in the election.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, campaigned with Cuccinelli at a packed event Monday in Fairfax. Cuccinelli will campaign with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Bristow.
One of the most recent polls on the race, out late Monday, shows McAuliffe ahead, with 51 percent to Cuccinelli's 39 percent. The new poll, by the Washington Post/Abt-SRBI, showed Sarvis at 8 percent.