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Boehner, U.S. senators to rally NC for Romney

Posted October 7, 2012
Updated October 8, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner says that there "only one reason" for an impasse in federal budget negotiations: spending cuts.

— U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner and two Republican U.S. senators will visit North Carolina this week to stump for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Boehner will speak at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Romney campaign offices at 1506 Hillsborough St., campaign officials announced Sunday.

U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina attend veterans and military families rallies Tuesday in Cary, Fayetteville, and Wilmington.

While North Carolina is considered a battleground state whose 15 electoral votes could help decide the election, Romney and President Barack Obama have each have been in North Carolina only once since the May primary. Obama accepted his nomination for re-election at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September, while Romney made stops in High Point and Mooresville.

Surrogates like Boehner, McCain and Graham, ads and grassroots work have been more visible efforts in the state by the two campaigns.

A WRAL News poll released last Tuesday showed 49 percent of likely voters in North Carolina favoring Obama, and 47 percent Romney. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

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  • Union Cavalry Oct 9, 1:58 p.m.

    Veterans out there remember this: John Boehner, along with
    Harry Reid, denied Frank Buckles, America's last World War I
    veteran, the honor of lying in state at the capital rotunda.
    If you see John Boehner, remind him of his misdeed!

  • wildpig777 Oct 8, 7:45 p.m.

    "mccain is just another coporate shill as well i have also lost all previously held respect that i foremerly held for the man as a p.o.w or as a u.s senator"

    McCain is a RINO. You libs should love him.-- smbiz

    AGREED....

  • 4Strikes Oct 8, 6:30 p.m.

    "mccain is just another coporate shill as well i have also lost all previously held respect that i foremerly held for the man as a p.o.w or as a u.s senator"

    McCain is a RINO. You libs should love him.

  • 4Strikes Oct 8, 6:28 p.m.

    "This is not Boeher's state. Somebody should politely remind him to get back to work since we are paying him, after all. Congress should be in a special session right now trying to solve the impending fiscal cliff." Flagship Thorpedoed

    All Obama has done sine he was elected four years ago is campaign, Party with his Hollywood buddies and play golf. All of these clowns need to get back to work.

  • davidgnews Oct 8, 4:35 p.m.

    both parties have some members of Congress that need to retire.

    Some???? They should ALL be brought before court martial, and..... they probably won't print the rest if I say it.

  • baldchip Oct 8, 3:35 p.m.

    PBJ-both parties have some members of Congress that need to retire. Some do not even have a good grasp of the language we speak! Others are so nausiating it's not even funny. I'm sure Boehner is that way to you guys-no doubt!

    We need to figure out how to trim considerably the retirement benefits for members of Congress. If we must tighten our belts in DC, this is a great place to start!

    Bleford2- - much legislation has been bottled up between the House and Senate. America-we have created this mess with re-districting all over our country. Safe districts have been made so folks can go farther right and left-whichever way they go.
    And when they get to DC-if you vote for this_____(whatever issue) -you will be replaced!! So little gets done! Period!!

    I have always felt like term limits were at the ballot box. However, we have made it too easy for incumbants to win easily-again. It's time for term limits-4 2 year terms max!!

  • elcid liked Ike Oct 8, 3:04 p.m.

    Pbjbeach - I'm just picking on you, so don't be offended, but that has to be the longest run-on sentence in history. :-D

  • elcid liked Ike Oct 8, 3:00 p.m.

    I think that we can all agree that Ronmey stands a somewhat decent chance of picking up NC and that the Obama campaign has more or less written off the state. Romney is sending surrogates because he doesn't believe that he needs to show up in NC to win, and Obama is sending surrogates because he doesn't believe that showing up in NC will make a difference.

    Outside of the Virgil Goode factor in NC (which I'm unable to quantify accurately), which could hurt Romney, I think NC is a done deal.

    That said, it's 15 electoral votes. Romney needs to flip at least 96 from 2008 in order to win.

  • Minarchist Oct 8, 2:56 p.m.

    Will Boehnor being handing out checks from the oil companies again? Oh wait that was on the House floor. My mistake.

  • pbjbeach Oct 8, 2:54 p.m.

    mccain is just another coporate shill as well i have also lost all previously held respect that i foremerly held for the man as a p.o.w or as a u.s senator. he needs to be drumed out of thye u.s senate just as much so as boehner needs to be drumed out of the u.s house thank you

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