Local Politics

President to campaign for McCrory

Posted June 4, 2008 4:31 p.m. EDT
Updated June 4, 2008 5:36 p.m. EDT

— President George W. Bush will attend a private fundraiser in Raleigh next month for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory, campaign consultant Jack Hawke said Wednesday.

John Kane, developer of the North Hills and North Hills East projects in Raleigh, will host the June 20 event at his home, Hawke said.

McCrory, the mayor of Charlotte, faces Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue in the race for governor in November.

The most recent WRAL News Poll shows him leading his Democratic rival in a close race.

A survey of 500 likely voters just after the May primary found McCrory with a 45 percent to 39 percent edge over Perdue.