Just saw this bit of interesting news:
Middleburg Heights, Ohio (CNN) - In a clear sign the campaign is confident about putting North Carolina back in the Republican column this year, Mitt Romney's campaign is moving its spokesman out of the state and plans to shift more staffers out in the coming days.Meanwhile, long lines are forming in North Carolina for the early voting:
The spokesman, Robert Reid, will be moved to Ohio, which is increasingly viewed by both campaigns as the central battleground of the 2012 race.
"With the increasingly widening polls in North Carolina, we will continue to allocate resources, including key senior staff, to other states," said Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei.
North Carolina’s early voting period began Thursday morning with more than 150 people standing in line when the doors opened at 8 a.m. at the Hal Marshal Annex on the north side of Charlotte’s uptown.According to RealClearPolitics, Romney currently has a 5.6 point average in the latest polls in North Carolina.
About 350 sites across the state feature early voting until Nov. 3, and the Hal Marshal Annex was the first Mecklenburg County site to open.
Among those who arrived to vote early was a group from Obama for America, which marched from the organization’s Charlotte headquarters on East Ninth Street to vote early. At mid-morning, dozens of people were still waiting in line outside the building.