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N.C. campaign trail this week: Wasserman-Schultz, Villaraigosa, Christie, A. Romney & J. Bush

This is supposedly the dead time in politics. But if you were on the campaign surrogate trail this week in North Carolina, this is what it would look like.

You could have started Sunday afternoon in Asheville at the local Organizing for America office where Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave a pep talk to a group of women working a phone bank.

Then you could have headed to Charlotte where on Monday morning, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accepted the keys to the Time Warner Cable Arena on behalf of the Democratic Party for the convention in September.

Then you could have headed for Raleigh to the home of businessman K.D. Kennedy where there will be high dollar Romney fund raiser Tuesday evening featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Of course there is also the primary runoff on Tuesday.

Take Wednesday off.

But on Thursday, you have choices. You can either head to Greensboro to the home of former Ambassador Bonnie Hunter for a fund raiser featuring Anne Romney and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie or you could head back to Asheville at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel where former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is holding a fund raiser for GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory.

We'll keep you posted on the rest of the week.

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Disappointed in Christie

I am disappointed that NJ Gov. Chris Christie is coming to NC to raise $ for Romney.  The Republican Senate candidate is only 9 points behind in the polls with the incumbent Democrat not near the 50% mark.  NJ has not elected a Republican Senator since 1972.  Christie can take that time and make the case that his personal friend Joe Kyrillos would make an excellent U.S. Senator.  NJ's revenue projections are falling short and he has to come up with ways to make up for that.  Something that he can do, but not while in Raleigh. Christie is campaigning for someone who does not have the character, conviction or courage that he has.  Shame when he could be helping NJ Republicans actually win an election.  

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