Republicans continue to add staff in North Carolina as the focus turns to November's election. On Thursday, the Republican National Committee named Mike Rusher as head of the North Carolina campaign efforts.
Rusher is a Wilmington native and UNC-Greensboro graduate who worked for the state GOP in 2008 and 2010. He most recently served as Senate leader Phil Berger's office. In his new gig he will lead the RNC's get-out-the-vote operation and grassroots campaign.
"North Carolina is a critical state for Republicans in this election and I'm proud to announce that Mike Rusher will be directing the RNC's Victory program in North Carolina," Chairman Reince Priebus said. "North Carolinians have been hit hard by the Obama Economy and with an unemployment rate currently at 9.7% they're ready for Republican leadership in the White House."