McCrory, McCain surrogates drum up GOP support

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Republican faithful in North Carolina are being asked to do more than just talk among themselves about their candidates for governor and president.

Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory spoke Tuesday in Raleigh at the latest leg of a two-day GOP "victory" bus tour. The event also formally opened McCrory's campaign headquarters in Raleigh.

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, Arkansas Rep. Asa Hutchinson and Vietnam prisoner of war Quincy Collins also drummed up support for McCrory and presidential candidate John McCain.

Like McCain, Collins was imprisoned by the Vietnamese for several years. He urged the more than 100 GOP members at the event to tell friends and neighbors about the Republican ticket.

The tour was to continue Tuesday in High Point and Charlotte.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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