N.C. Democrats hold their annual western fundraiser Oct. 6 -- exactly one month to the election in one of the most important electoral states in the nation.
But so far, the biggest Democratic name on the program is R.T. Rybak. Who? He's the mayor of Minneapolis and vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee. (Pictured.)
The program for the 52nd Western Gala -- previously known as the Vance-Aycock -- could still change. The other special guests for the event at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville are Gov. Bev Perdue and Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton. Tickets cost $100 with top donors giving $5,000 or more.