UPDATED: Former President Bill Clinton will attend a get-out-the vote rally Sunday in Raleigh -- a day later than initially planned.
The Obama campaign announced on Friday morning that Clinton would visit Saturday but hours later the campaign changed the date citing scheduling conflicts. No other details about a time or location were disclosed.
Clinton is being brought in to both give a boost to President Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton.
The trip is part of a last-minute push by the Obama campaign, which has stepped up its TV advertising, and is bringing in Jill Biden on Friday, and Michelle Obama on Monday. Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, told the state organization Thursday night, that he believes the Obama campaign is within striking distance of winning the state because of strong early voting numbers.
Early voting ends Saturday.
Rachel Adams, state Republican campaign spokeswoman, suggested the move was designed to counter strong GOP efforts in the state. "It's ironic that Democrats tout the fact that they never left North Carolina but chose to wait until four days out from the election to 'step up their efforts,'" she said. "Our ground game has been at full force for months and it will earn Mitt Romney to a victory on Tuesday.''