Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Guess who's coming to the Tar Heel State on the day before the start of the Democratic convention?
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced Saturday that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will hold a rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Monday. The campaign says the afternoon Labor Day rally will take place at the student recreation center at East Carolina University.
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If this kind of bracketing sounds familiar, it is.
Vice President Joe Biden was supposed to campaign last Monday in Tampa, Florida, just as the Republican convention got underway just a few miles away. But Biden's two day swing through Florida was canceled due to Hurricane Issac, which also rained out the first day of the Republican convention.
Both Florida and North Carolina are crucial battleground states that both campaigns are fighting to win. A CNN/Time poll released Monday of likely voters in Florida and North Carolina indicated the race for the White House was knotted up in both states.