There are two paths in the National election this year and also in the North Carolina Election. In North Carolina, it would appear Lt. Governor Walter Dalton is following the Obama path.
RALEIGH, N.C.: NC AFL-CIO meets to stir up base for Democrats
The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — A big labor union in the country’s least-unionized state is holding its annual North Carolina state convention, which is being billed as a push to energize workers ahead of November’s elections.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO opens its 55th annual convention on Thursday in Raleigh.
State AFL-CIO president James Andrews says the union coalition’s goal is electing candidates who value work and condemn greed. The coalition is backing Democrats in races for president and governor.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton is speaking at the AFL-CIO event on Thursday about his newly unveiled job-creation proposals.
North Carolina has the country’s lowest level of union membership at just over 3 percent, compared with about 12 percent nationally.
Former Charlotte Mayor, Pat McCrory, will be taking the other path.
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to North Carolina to help Pat McCrory with his effort to put the Executive Mansion in Republican hands for the first time in 20 years.
Christie was slated to speak at a rally for McCrory on Thursday afternoon at Catawba College in Salisbury, where the former Charlotte mayor got his degree. Several hundred people were expected to attend the free event. Christie also will attend a private McCrory fundraiser at a Charlotte home Thursday evening.
Christie gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention last month in Tampa, Fla. He attended a gubernatorial fundraiser for McCrory last fall in Greensboro.
Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton’s schedule Thursday included a speech to the state AFL-CIO convention in Raleigh.
So, which path are you taking?