The Democratic parties of 10 Southern states including North Carolina are joining forces for a new project to help their parties grow, Politico reports.
The Committee of the South is meant to help the states coordinate regional projects like training, polling and analyzing data. The effort will be funded by the state parties and will also do some independent fund raising. The data component will be patterned after President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.
The idea, said Florida Democratic executive director Scott Arceneaux is "taking what's been happening at the presidential level and applying it to the state level, particularly state legislative elections.''
There will be no independent staff.
Besides North Carolina, the states participating are Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia.