The Washington Times - September 11, 2012, 02:53PM

The Romney and Obama campaigns just can’t quit Virginia.

The GOP presidential nominee will hold a campaign rally in Northern Virginia on Thursday, Sept. 13. The event is scheduled to take place at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax City.


The program time is scheduled for 11:35 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m.

Mr. Romney certainly hasn’t been a stranger to Virginia this election cycle. He announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate in Norfolk last month and held an event on Saturday in Virginia Beach before hitting up a NASCAR race in Richmond in the evening. His wife Ann Romney held an event the day before in Leesburg.

Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to travel to Fredericksburg and central Virginia Thursday. In Fredericksburg, she will speak about the stakes for Virginia voters in November and help them organize in their communities prior to the election.

That event is scheduled to take place at the University of Mary Washington’s William M. Anderson Center at 5 p.m.

Both Mr. Romney and President Obama are campaigning furiously for the commonwealth’s 13 electoral college votes in one of a handful of battleground states up for grabs this year, with neither candidate able to command a distinctive lead in the polls yet. Mr. Obama is looking to repeat his win in 2008, when he became the first Democrat since Lyndon Johnson to carry the state in a presidential election.