News release from Tennessee Republican Party:
Raleigh, NC– Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and the Republican Party Chairmen of North Carolina’s border announced today their unified efforts to defeat President Obama and the Democratic ticket in North Carolina.
As solidly red states, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee are in a unique position to contribute to the Republican National Committee, NCGOP, and Romney for President’s already immensely successful efforts in North Carolina. Each state party today has committed resources to turn North Carolina red in November through efforts that include volunteer deployment, calling in to North Carolina from Victory Offices in their own states, and also utilizing the RNC’s Social Victory Center to call into the state.
In May of this year, the South Carolina Republican Party pledged at least 1,000 volunteers to North Carolina’s Victory efforts and have already begun volunteer efforts across the state. In fact, dozens of South Carolinians are in Charlotte today to help out with North Carolina’s Super Saturday efforts.
“Today’s commitments from the Republican Party Chairmen of Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee will help ensure North Carolina defeats Barack Obama and Democrats up and down the ballot on Election Day,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
“The strength of the Republican Party and its values are on display today in North Mecklenburg. We are committed, as a team, to making Barack Obama a one-term President,” said North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes. “The leaders that you see here today have promised to help us turn North Carolina Republican Red on the electoral map this fall. America needs a President who understands what it takes to build a successful business and create jobs. It’s clear that Barack Obama’s anti-business policies have hurt the country, and have been especially damaging to North Carolina. The fate of our nation is at stake, and that is why we will work together as a team to elect Mitt Romney, and put this country back on a path to prosperity.”
“South Carolina Republicans have worked hard to make our home one of the ‘reddest of the red states,’ so we are excited and motivated to help out our neighbors to the North,” said South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly. “This fall, over a thousand South Carolinians will travel to Victory Offices throughout North Carolina and assist with voter outreach across the state. Through the combined efforts of the Tennessee and Georgia Republican Parties, I know we will secure a North Carolina victory for Governor Mitt Romney.”
“The Georgia Republican Party is pleased to join efforts with our friends at the South Carolina and Tennessee Republican Parties to unite to turn North Carolina Red in 2012! I am thrilled to lend our support to the North Carolina Republican Party through the use of the state-of-the-art Social Victory Center and our Georgia Republican ‘Call from Home’ Volunteer Center,” said Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue Everhart. “With our combined efforts, I have no doubt that the Southern Republican Parties will propel Governor Romney to victory in November!”
“This is the most crucial election of our lifetime, and the Tennessee Republican Party is ready to help our friends in North Carolina to win that state for Mitt Romney, said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney. “They don’t call Tennessee the Volunteer State for nothing. While also focusing on our own state, we are eager to do whatever we can to ensure a reversal of the reckless economic policies of President Obama.”
The Republican Party’s get-out-the-vote operation in North Carolina has started earlier than ever before. There are currently 20 Victory Offices in North Carolina across the state. In addition to traditional get-out-the-vote efforts, the RNC is also using our new GOP Social Victory Center – a first of its kind online tool giving volunteers access to many of the features of a traditional Victory Center from their own home.