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Biden Campaign Opening 10 Field Offices in NC as They Set Their Sights on Winning the Tar Heel State

Source: Axios

With the presidential election less than seven months away, President Joe Biden’s campaign is picking up steam in North Carolina as his team here recently announced the opening of 10 new field offices in the state, Axios reported.

The Biden campaign views North Carolina as one of its key battleground investments for the upcoming election and the president has already visited the state multiple times in just the last few months.

“North Carolina is a key battleground in 2024 and we are organizing earlier than ever before to flip our state and deliver a win for Biden-Harris and Tar Heel Democrats this year,” David Berrios, Biden’s North Carolina campaign manager, said in a statement.

The Biden campaign, which is headquartered in Raleigh, will open field offices in Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Cumberland, Johnston, Orange, New Hanover, Buncombe, Cabarrus and Alamance counties.

According to Axios, the locations were strategically chosen. Some of the office locations highlight the campaign’s view that North Carolina could be flipped by getting a higher turnout in cities like Greensboro and Charlotte. Other offices will reach out to unaffiliated and Republican voters in suburban counties like Cabarrus, Johnston and Alamance.

Biden lost North Carolina in 2020 by 1.3% (74,483 votes) and a Quinnipiac Poll of registered North Carolina voters conducted earlier in April shows him two points behind Donald Trump and within the margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Democratic U.S. Senate and presidential candidates have come extremely close but haven’t won in North Carolina since Barack Obama won the state in 2008. 

The Biden campaign knows the importance of the Tar Heel State to winning reelection and they are investing serious time and money into winning here. There is also some good news for Biden and bad news for Trump in North Carolina and other swing states because the Republican National Committee is now scrambling to staff their campaign teams in swing states after the twice-impeached former president took control of the RNC, installed ex-NCGOP chair Michael Whatley as the head of the committee and then fired dozens of staffers who were part of the party’s get-out-the-vote operation in swing states, according to Axios.

There’s no timetable for Trump’s campaign to open field offices in North Carolina, which is a significant advantage for the Biden campaign.

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