Romney campaign cuts staff in North Carolina as lead widens
Charlotte, NC, United States (4E) – The Romney campaign is moving out its campaign spokesman in North Carolina and plans to pull more people out in the coming days as they become increasingly more confident that the state with be returning to the Republican fold this coming elections.
Robert Reid, the GOP spokesman in North Carolina, will be transferred to Ohio — the battleground state viewed by both Democrats and Republicans as key to the presidential race.
Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said that the campaign will continue to allocate resources like senior staff as their lead in North Carolina continue to widen.
The campaign, however, explains that it is not completely pulling out of the state. It is still spending significantly on ads and did not say how many staffers will be shifted to other states.
The move only confirms Republicans’ view that the state, which Obama won by merely 14,000 votes in 2008, is going their direction especially after Romney’s impressive debate performance in Denver several weeks ago.
The Obama campaign is focusing more in Ohio, Nevada, Iowa and New Hampshire as they become increasingly worried in Virginia, Florida and North Carolina, according to a National Journal report.
Jen Psaki, the Obama campaign traveling press secretary, said that they are confident of their operation in North Carolina and they have one of their best ground operations in the state.