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Chelsea Clinton to campaign in the Triangle

Chelsea Clinton speaks about her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going” at the Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Raleigh.
Chelsea Clinton speaks about her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going” at the Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Raleigh. jhknight@newsobserver.com

Chelsea Clinton plans to spend a couple of days in North Carolina this week in support of her mother’s campaign for president.

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced details of the trip Monday. Chelsea Clinton plans to participate in a panel discussion at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, then lead the opening of a campaign office in Durham later that day.

On Wednesday, the former first daughter is due to kick off a voter registration drive at a Carrboro campaign office after a panel discussion in Raleigh on “women in tech and innovation.” The panel is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at HQ Raleigh in the warehouse district.

North Carolina, where less than a percentage point separates Clinton and Trump in the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls, has become a destination on the presidential campaign trail. Monday’s schedule alone is packed: Republican nominee Donald Trump rallies supporters in Asheville, while Vice President Joe Biden stops by a home in Raleigh after making remarks at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. The Raleigh event is a fundraiser meant to help the Democratic Governors Association and N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is running for governor.

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