It's not every day you see N.C. Democratic Party chairman Randy Voller team up with N.C. Republican Party chairman Claude Pope.
But raising money for something as unsexy as building maintenance isn't easy when countless political campaigns are vying for cash. So the two chairmen are collaborating on a fundraising effort to better maintain both parties' headquarters in Raleigh.
At a meeting of Democrats earlier this month, Voller showed off a letter sent to potential donors in the business community. It was signed by Voller and Pope and encourages equal donations to both buildings.
"The Republican and Democratic Party should be soliciting together for our headquarters and theirs," Voller said. "I want them to give to both. I've already got some donors that gave money to both."
Earlier this year, Democrats considered selling the historic Goodwin House on Hillsborough Street, citing financial troubles. Now Voller says the party is committed to staying there. "It's an old house and it needs some TLC," he said.
The Republican Party makes its home in a less historic building a few blocks down Hillsborough. A notice on the party's website seeks help with a new paint job and carpeting.