Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced over the weekend that he would be heading to Virginia with a "Strikeforce" to help save Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's struggling campaign.


In a tweets on Friday and Saturday, Santorum asked followers to join the so-called "Strikeforce" being organized by his Patriot Voices political action committee.

An NBC4/Marist poll released last week showed Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe's lead over Cuccinelli growing by 3 points in the last month, now at 43 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis got the support of 9 percent of voters.

According to a fundraising email obtained by Right Wing Watch, Santorum promises that his "Strikeforce will go door-to-door and hold sign waves during the weekend of November 1-3 to help get Republican voters to the polls!"

"Ken Cuccinelli, an unapologetic conservative, is running against liberal, Clinton-insider Terry McAuliffe," Santorum wrote. "The polls show McAuliffe leading, but Ken can pull off a victory with our help."

Over the weekend former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stumped for McAuliffe and former President Bill Clinton was expected to hit the campaign trail for a three-day tour next week.