[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/21/art.cnnlive18.cnn.jpg caption="Watch Obama's event on CNN.com/live."](CNN) - Barack Obama is campaigning in Charlotte, North Carolina, this hour - a state that has voted Republican in several recent elections. But a recent CNN poll there suggests the race is extremely tight.
"We are going to have to work quickly in a bipartisan fashion to resolve this crisis to avert an even broader economic catastrophe," he said at the top of his remarks.
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