Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to headline a N.C. Republican Party fundraiser next week in Charlotte.
The event Monday will raise money for the partys efforts ahead of the 2014 election as it tries to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and hold legislative majorities in both chambers.
Pauls visit also appears linked to the 2016 White House contenders political aspirations. He is traveling the country to talk to GOP voters and sow good will as a top draw this campaign season.
The Republican visited Charlotte about three months ago ahead of the states GOP Senate primary in May, attending a rally for Tillis opponent, tea party candidate Greg Brannon.