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New Democratic chair visits NC to talk about 2012

Posted May 18, 2011 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2011 11:08 a.m. EDT

— The new Democratic National Committee leader was visiting North Carolina to rally the party's troops and talk about the state's role in President Obama's re-election campaign.

Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was visiting the North Carolina headquarters for Organizing for America in downtown Raleigh, 130 E. Morgan St., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The DNC formally elected Wasserman Schultz as the new chair two weeks ago.

Organizing for America is a DNC project and was part of the volunteer network that helped put Obama in the White House in 2008.

He won North Carolina's electoral votes for the Democrats for the first time in 32 years, edging John McCain by about 14,000 votes.

The Democrats already have shown they're interested in Obama winning North Carolina again by choosing Charlotte as the site of the 2012 national convention.