RALEIGH, N.C. — One of Barack Obama’s most popular political surrogates — Bill Clinton — is stumping in North Carolina to try to boost the president’s chances in a state that he won four years ago.
Clinton was scheduled to speak at a Sunday afternoon rally at Raleigh’s Pullen Park. The former president has been traveling to several battleground states over the past week to try to stem any Republican tide for Mitt Romney and preserve Obama leads.
Clinton never won North Carolina. The Republican nominee won the state in 1992 and 1996. Obama also defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton here in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
The ex-president was expected to hold other events Sunday in New Hampshire and Minnesota.
First lady Michelle Obama plans to visit Charlotte on Election Day eve Monday.
Credit: The Associated Press.