10:46 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
Only 12 days left until the election.
That's why campaigns are calling on the heavy hitters hoping to win votes.
Wednesday Ken Salazar, the U-S Secretary of the Interior came to Roanoke to stump for President Obama.
But the news release from the Obama campaign didn't want the media to mention his job insisting he wasn't here as a government official.
The restaurant Fork in the City was packed with democrats.
Ken Salazar and local officials like Roanoke Mayor David Bowers spoke to the crowd urging them to not only vote but to encourage their friends and neighbors to help re-elect President Barack Obama.
Salazar told people he first met the President years ago before they were both Senators.
He told us that's the reason he supports Obama and he made it clear it has nothing to do with his job as Interior Secretary.
"I'm here on my personal time. No taxpayer money is being used in terms of my being here in Virginia. Just like anyone else I have my first amendment rights to go out and speak to people about a man who I know and who I respect so much," said Salazar.
The event was hosted by the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women's group.
Salazar also made stops in Blacksburg and Harrisonburg on Wednesday.
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