NEW YORK -- Barack Obama will kick off his first full day of campaigning as the presumptive Democratic nominee in Virginia, a state that historically votes Republican in a general election. Although Obama beat Clinton in the Virginia primary by a margin of 64-35, the campaign believes that many Democrats in the state may not yet know Obama.
John McCain has gone unchallenged in Virginia, a state that he said will play an important role in November, according to deputy campaign spokesman, Tommy Vietor. "We are confident we can put this state in play," he said.
Obama will be campaigning with many of Virginia's Democratic leaders, including Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, and Sen. Jim Webb. Webb's name has been floated around as a potential vice presidential contender.
On the other side of the aisle, John McCain called Obama last night at to congratulate him according to Obama's camp. The conversation was described as "cordial," and the two candidates are reportedly looking forward to a "civil" campaign. McCain initiated the call.