Obama, Biden to campaign for Clinton in N Carolina next week

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President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after an Iran nuclear deal is reached. After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, diplomats Tuesday declared that world powers and Iran had struck a landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Obama and Vice-President Biden are coming to North Carolina next week to try to get Hillary Clinton across the finish line first on Election Day.

Clinton’s campaign announced Friday that the president will campaign for the Democratic nominee in the Raleigh area Wednesday. The vice president is scheduled to be in the Charlotte area Tuesday.

The campaign already announced that running mate Tim Kaine will visit Jacksonville and Sanford on Monday.

Democrats see winning North Carolina’s electoral votes a major step toward defeating Donald Trump. Trump running mate Mike Pence was slated to speak in Smithfield on Friday and Jacksonville on Saturday.

Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama already held a large rally this week in Winston-Salem.