Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will hold a rally in Charlotte on Thursday in addition to the private fundraiser in Myers Park that her campaign announced earlier.
Details about the rally’s time and location were unavailable Saturday. But those interested in attending should go to Clinton’s website to RSVP.
This week will offer fresh evidence that North Carolina has become one of the key battleground states in the 2016 presidential race.
Besides Clinton’s stop in Charlotte, her third in two months, the state will play host in the coming days to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as well as Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate, and former President Bill Clinton. He is one of his wife’s top surrogate campaigners.
Trump is scheduled to hold a Tuesday night rally in Greenville, where he is expected to discuss his immigration policy.
Trump gave a major address on immigration last week in Arizona, hours after a surprise visit to Mexico for a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto. He promised again in the latter speech to build a wall on the Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it.
Kaine also will be in North Carolina Tuesday. He is set to give what the campaign calls “a major national security address” in Wilmington ahead of a Chapel Hill fundraiser Tuesday night.
Former President Clinton, meanwhile, will campaign in Durham on Tuesday. He’ll talk about the importance of voter registration and access to early voting.
Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, had been scheduled to deliver a speech in Fayetteville on Saturday, but canceled because of the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine.
At Hillary Clinton’s Thursday rally in Charlotte, her campaign said she will discuss her plan “for an America that is stronger together and building an economy that works for everyone – and not just those at the top.”
Clinton last appeared in Charlotte in late July, when she spoke to the VFW convention meeting. Two weeks before that, she and President Barack Obama headlined a rally at the convention center.
Staff writer Jim Morrill contributed.