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RNC chairman to visit Raleigh to talk up McCain

Posted August 6, 2008 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated August 6, 2008 5:24 a.m. EDT

— The chairman of the Republican National Committee wants to talk about the party's strategy to win North Carolina's electoral votes.

Chairman Mike Duncan and other top GOP strategists plan to meet with state GOP leaders Wednesday and talk with reporters about presumptive nominee John McCain's campaign in North Carolina.

The "Victory 2008 Tour" also will focus on the party's get-out-the-vote and fundraising efforts.

North Carolina's electoral votes haven't gone to the Democrats since 1976.

Democratic hopes are higher this year with candidate Barack Obama and voter registration for the party increasing.

Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean visited North Carolina about two weeks ago as part of a Southern bus tour to drum up support for Obama.