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Bernie Sanders opens 5 campaign offices in North Carolina

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at Bedford High School, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Bedford.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at Bedford High School, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Bedford. AP

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has opened five offices in North Carolina in recent weeks.

The new campaign infrastructure shows that despite polling behind Hillary Clinton in the state, Sanders plans to make a strong get-out-the-vote push for the March 15 Democratic primary here.

Sanders now has a Durham field office on North Church Street. His North Carolina headquarters is in Charlotte, and he also has offices in Winston-Salem and Asheville.

The fifth office, in Wilmington, is scheduled to open Tuesday evening. “This is a political revolution that starts with our community members,” the Sanders campaign wrote in an invitation to the Wilmington opening. “Join us in this revolution by coming and bringing your neighbors, family, and friends.”

Also this week, the Sanders campaign is holding a “social and racial justice” discussion at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner will speak.

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