Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is making her second stop in North Carolina in as many weeks.
Palin plans to hold a rally Thursday at Elon University, and she's bringing along singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr. The Alaska governor held a similar rally at East Carolina University last week.
The Republican ticket has increased its presence in the state as Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama eliminated the GOP advantage in polls. Republican presidential nominee John McCain said during a rally in Wilmington earlier this week that his supporters need to fight to win.
North Carolina hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976.
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