Gov. McCrory headed to DC to stress military assets in NC

12/03/2013 5:08 PM

12/03/2013 5:09 PM

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday will travel to Washington to lobby for North Carolina’s military bases and service members, his office announced Tuesday evening.

The Republican will meet with Pentagon officials to emphasize the military’s key role in the state’s economy. The state has the third-highest active duty military presence in the nation.

“We need to protect and grow our military assets. I’ll be in Washington to support our military installations,” McCrory said in a statement. “This community supports 540,000 jobs across the state.”

The governor will also meet with the state’s majority-Republican congressional delegation to identify ways to support the military and veterans, his office said.

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