Haslam Stumps for Romney in North Carolina

Tennessee’s Republican Gov. Bill Haslam spent Wednesday stumping for Mitt Romney in Western North Carolina, reports the Asheville Citizen-Times.
His first stop was the Romney campaign office in Asheville and from there he attended a roundtable on agriculture and small business at Apple Wedge Packers and Growers in Hendersonville, according to the Romney campaign. His last stop was in Sylva at a campaign office.
He told supporters in Asheville that North Carolina is key to Romney’s plan to win the White House. President Obama won the state in 2008 by just 14,000 votes.
“This race is obviously being contested in all 50 states but it doesn’t take a whole lot to deduce that there are going to be several states that are going to be really close in what’s going to be a close election and North Carolina is undoubtedly one of those states,” he said.
The Republican Party in North Carolina would like to give Romney a win in the state. Much of the strategy focuses on how voters feel about the economy in a state where unemployment is around 8 percent. And it focuses, as Haslam told supporters, on getting people to the polls on Election Day.

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