Rove, who was the chief political advisor for President George W. Bush, will be in Raleigh Thursday night for a fundraiser for Burr, Rob Christensen reports.
Cunningham on Monday sent out an e-mail also trying to cash in on the Rove visit, with the headline "Help us fight back against Rove & Burr."
"Karl Rove is coming to North Carolina to help bring in the big bucks for his Washington friend and political protege, Richard Burr," wrote Morgan Jackson, senior advisor to the Cunningham campaign. "Help us fight back by contributing $5 or more today."
Details of the Burr event, which will be closed to the news media, have not been made public.