President Barack Obama will stop at UNC-Chapel Hill on Wednesday afternoon to rally support for Hillary Clinton, her campaign says.
Obama’s schedule includes an event at Michael Hooker Fields hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill Young Democrats, the school announced Saturday. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. public event, according to the campaign.
Security for the presidential visit is expected to cause traffic disruptions in the campus area.
With little more than a week left before Election Day, Democratic and Republican campaigns have stepped up efforts in the battleground state of North Carolina.
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was at events in Smithfield Friday and Jacksonville on Saturday, and his Democratic counterpart, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will campaign Monday in Sanford and Jacksonville. Former President Bill Clinton was set to campaign Sunday in Charlotte and Greensboro. Vice President Joe Biden will hold a rally in Charlotte on Tuesday, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is due to campaign Thursday somewhere in North Carolina.