He’s back.

Former president Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail next week for the first time since leaving the White House.

The 44th U.S. president is scheduled to attend a rally on Oct. 19 for Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, Northam’s campaign said in a statement Wednesday.

“President Barack Obama said that ‘I want to tell you how important Virginia is to me. It means the world to me. It means our legacy, for me and Michelle. I’m going to do everything that I can to come to Virginia to campaign for you,’” Northam told the crowd at a Wednesday campaign event, Richmond Times Dispatch reported.

The event will focus on “the need for the next governor to create economic opportunity for all Virginians,” Northam’s campaign said.

A swing state, Virginia is holding one of only two gubernatorial elections in the off-year cycle, with the other in New Jersey.

Since leaving office, Obama has mostly remained out of politics — he admitted to crying after dropping daughter Malia off for her freshman year at Harvard University — but he hasn’t shied away from criticizing President Trump and Republicans when it comes to rollbacks of his signature policies.

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