RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Donald Trump comes to western North Carolina to promote his own candidacy, Vice President Joe Biden will be in the Triangle helping Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper.
Biden was the big-named guest in the Raleigh area at a private fundraiser Monday evening for the Democratic Governors Association that also will be attended by Cooper, the current attorney general. At the same time Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, was expected to hold a rally early Monday evening in Asheville’s downtown arena.
The vice president also scheduled a public event late Monday morning at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. The White House says Biden was to talk about efforts by the Obama administration to help businesses and community colleges expand the middle class. President Barack Obama and Biden leave office in January.
The vice president’s office says in between the community college and Raleigh events Biden will travel to Fort Mill, South Carolina, to speak at a private event for 5th Congressional District candidate Fran Person.