President Bill Clinton is trying to give Democrat Walter Dalton a last minute boost in the governor's race. The former commander-in-chief recorded a robocall for Dalton that went to a "large universe of registered voters who have not yet voted statewide," a spokesman said.
In the call, Clinton says: "Walter Dalton has a real plan to improve North Carolina’s schools and create jobs. I trust Walter Dalton and I am proud to stand with him to protect students, seniors, and working families and get North Carolina moving again. So on Tuesday, remember to vote Walter Dalton for Governor."
It sounds like the call was recorded Sunday when Clinton came to campaign in the state on behalf of President Barack Obama. His voice is raspy and worn out from campaigning.
Dalton issued a statement saying he was honored to have Clinton's help. "More than anyone, President Clinton knows how to grow our economy and protect the middle class and I have a detailed plan to do the same for North Carolina, which is why he is supporting me," Dalton said. "The stakes couldn't be higher and as voters look at who will fight for them, things are breaking our way."