Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) will hit the campaign trail in Virginia on Saturday as part of an effort to boost Democrats running in the commonwealth’s legislative elections, according to details released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.
Moore will make campaign stops throughout the day with various Democratic candidates, including state Sens. Monty Mason and Aaron Rouse, as well as Dels. Don Scott, Schuyler VanValkenburg and Danica Roem. The latter two are running for state Senate seats.
The Maryland governor will also campaign with Democratic delegate candidates Michael Feggans, Rodney Willett and Josh Thomas.
Several prominent Virginia Democrats will join Moore at his campaign stops, including Democratic Reps Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer McClellan, Bobby Scott and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (D). Gun control activist David Hogg will also be present at one of the campaign stops.
“The Governor is looking forward to lending his support to VA Democrats up and down the ballot this weekend. He’s adamant when he says we ‘leave no one behind,’ and that includes our neighboring state of Virginia,” said Connor Lounsbury, a senior adviser to Moore’s campaign. “When things like abortion rights, freedom, public safety, and more are threatened somewhere, they’re threatened everywhere. Governor Moore will not stand on the sidelines as those freedoms hang in the balance.”
Moore’s presence on the Virginia campaign trail comes as Republicans and Democrats battle for control of both legislative bodies in the commonwealth.
Republicans control the House of Delegates, 50 to 46. Meanwhile, Democrats hold a majority in the Senate, 22 to 18. There are four open seats up for grabs in the Senate and five in the House.