Md. Gov. O’Malley latest to help NC governor candidate

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Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory (left to right)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The carousel of out-of-state governors keeps stopping in North Carolina as they campaign in the race for governor here.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to visit the Triad and Triangle on Thursday with Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton. O’Malley is slated to attend a Dalton fundraiser in Winston-Salem. The pair then plans to hold public events in Greensboro and Raleigh.

O’Malley is head of the Democratic Governors Association and wants to extend the party’s 20-year winning streak for North Carolina’s Executive Mansion. Republican Pat McCrory stands in Dalton’s way.

McCrory benefited from appearances Wednesday with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in Fayetteville and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week. Christie told McCrory supporters in Salisbury there was no more important governor’s race in America this year.
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