Obama campaign in NC to organize college students
Posted February 21, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign reached out to college students in North Carolina Tuesday.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, Democratic strategist Valerie Jarrett, North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield and actress Gabrielle Union visited North Carolina Central University in Durham.
The event launched the Obama campaign's outreach to Historically Black College and University campuses across the country. The campaign is trying to engage college students on issues that matter to them, and organize them to work for Obama this fall.
The campaign's campus tour kicked off last weekend in Ohio and is headed for battleground states including Nevada, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Colorado.
Republican National Convention spokesman Matt Connelly said that Obama is trying to "pull the wool over the eyes of North Carolinians."
"The fact remains that President Obama hasn't delivered the jobs he promised or the college affordability he promised to students," Connelly said. "There is no amount of new campaign slogans or campaign events that can erase the president's failed record on the economy."