Tulsi Gabbard campaigns with Republican Yesli Vega in Virginia
By The Newsroom on May 23, 2019 6:27PM
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will be campaigning with Republican representative of Virginia’s 4th congressional district, Yesli Vega, in Virginia this weekend.
“I’m thrilled to be doing a campaign tour with Yesli in Virginia today,” Gabbard said in a statement. “I’m honored to be joined by her and all her supporters. I look forward to seeing the enthusiasm for these grassroots groups that want to unify together against hatred of our nation, racism, and bigotry.”
Vega, a former mayor of Virginia’s Loudoun county, has not announced a schedule for her Virginia campaign.
U.S. President Donald Trump has endorsed Virginia’s Republican senator, Republican governor and Secretary of State, both Republicans.
The latest polls indicate the race is neck and neck. A new Suffolk University Marist poll of likely voters shows Gabbard would beat her Republican opponent, Democrat Danny Green, by a single percentage point, 44% to 43%.
This is according to the polling firm’s Andrew Rudow.
The survey finds Green leading Gabbard, 45% to 41%, on a hypothetical matchup, 48% to 44%.
Vega has not released endorsements or fundraising totals.
The survey was conducted May 10-15, surveying 450 likely voters in the fourth district at four polling locations in Northern Virginia.
The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The survey was conducted with an email sample in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Trump’s support could determine whether Republicans come back to power in the next election. On Wednesday, the party’s candidates across the United States picked up endorsements, including some from Trump.
Meanwhile, Gabbard faces a lot of opposition for a U.S. Senate race in Hawaii, where she is running to be a permanent resident and U.S. citizen.