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Fetzer, Hayes added as Marco Rubio campaign co-chairs for NC

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a rally in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a rally in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. AP

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign has added three additional state co-chairmen for North Carolina.

Sen. Andrew Brock and Rep. Jason Saine have served as the state’s co-chairs for months. They’ll now be joined by former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes, former Raleigh mayor and N.C. Republican Party chairman Tom Fetzer and former NCGOP chairman Ferrell Blount.

"Marco knows firsthand the struggles that working families face every day, and he has laid out an effective plan to ensure that North Carolinians will not be saddled with debt and high taxes coming out of Washington,” Fetzer said in a news release. “I am proud to help lead his efforts in North Carolina and am confident that as president he will ensure that each of us has a better tomorrow.”

Saine says the new additions show a “swelling of support “ for Rubio. “Our momentum will continue to grow, and we're excited to host Marco in Raleigh on Saturday,” he said.

Rubio is due in Raleigh for a 4:30 p.m. rally Saturday at the State Fairgrounds’ Holshouser Building, which is best known to fairgoers as the Village of Yesteryear building.

Rubio also announced endorsements this week from 10 more state legislators.

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