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Biden visiting Chapel Hill to help Hagan

Posted November 13, 2013 10:44 a.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2013 12:43 p.m. EST

— Vice President Joe Biden has rescheduled his visit to North Carolina for later this week to raise money in part to help Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid.

A spokeswoman for the vice president confirmed Wednesday that Biden would be in Chapel Hill on Friday. Biden's office released no additional information.

A Hagan spokeswoman said proceeds will go to a committee for Hagan, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the state Democratic Party She referred other questions to the vice president's office.

Biden postponed a fundraising visit in Durham last month.

At least four Republicans are vying for the nomination to face Hagan next fall: state House Speaker Thom Tillis, outgoing State Baptist Convention President Rev. Mark Harris, Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon and Wilkesboro nurse Heather Grant.