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Press Release: Orange Democrats Set Piedmont Rally
CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Orange County Democratic Party announced its plans to hold a rally this October 13, from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM. The rally will be held at Chapel Hill High School, and is intended to provide Democratic candidates running in November the opportunity to meet with voters and get out their messages.
Many North Carolina counties will be represented at the rally, including Orange, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Alamance, Person, Caswell, Moore and Lee. The rally will allow not only local candidates key support and time to express their positions, but statewide candidates as well, including the Council of State.
"This will be a great event for regional Democrats as we support and bolster our great candidates for office in this state. In 2008, we elected change and in 2012 we will guard that change and we cannot turn back now. We have accomplished too much in North Carolina and across the nation," said Chairman Matt Hughes.
Candidates for statewide office have done a lot for North Carolina as they managed their portfolios on behalf of the state.
“I am proud to be part of an event that is highlighting key races during this election and in a county with strong voter turnout. As State Treasurer, it is important that voters understand the critical role of my office in safeguarding North Carolina's financial resources and overseeing state and local debt,” said State Treasurer Janet Cowell.
“This rally will showcase the talented candidates that we have on our slate, and I'm excited to be participating on October 13,” said Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
The rally’s key location in such a Democratically focused county is essential to promoting key issues among statewide candidates. In 2008, President Obama nearly won Orange County by a 3 to 1 margin and overwhelmingly voted against Amendment One in May of 2012.