Obama: ‘The Character of This Country is on the Ballot’

Former President Barack Obama joined Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and House candidate Jennifer Wexton in Fairfax, Va. on Monday.

“The character of this country is on the ballot, who we are is on the ballot,” Obama said to a small, enthusiastic crowd one day before the midterm elections.

Ex-Cantor Chief Takes Over as Interim Fairfax Mayor After Previous Mayor's Arrest
Steven Stombres will serve until a February special election in Fairfax

Steven Stombres is sworn in as Fairfax's interim mayor on Wednesday. (Courtesy Jeff Goldberg/Virginia ABC 7 via Twitter)

The former chief of staff to Eric Cantor was sworn in Wednesday as interim mayor for the city of Fairfax, Virginia, after the former mayor resigned amid a drug scandal.

Steven Stombres was voted unanimously to the post by the city council on Tuesday night to replace R. Scott Silverthorne, who was arrested for allegedly distributing and possessing methamphetamine.