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Biden will raise funds in Raleigh for Democratic governors

Vice President Joe Biden
Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Raleigh on Sept. 12 for a fundraiser sponsored by the Democratic Governors Association.

The money raised will go to the national organization, which helps finance campaigns like Attorney General Roy Cooper’s bid to replace Gov. Pat McCrory.

The event will be in a private home in Raleigh and not open to the public.

“The DGA is proud to have Vice President Biden’s support to win key governors’ races around the country in 2016,” association spokesman Jared Leopold said in a statement. “This event highlights the importance of governors in shaping economic policies that grow the economy and strengthen the middle class.”

Update: Kami Mueller, communications director for the N.C. Republican Party, issued a statement in response on Tuesday.

“Joe Biden is coming to North Carolina to raise cash for Roy Cooper because the Vice President knows Roy Cooper won't stand up to their big government policies that hurt North Carolina families, farmers and small businesses,” Mueller said. “From overreaching EPA regulations, to immigration, to Obamacare, Roy Cooper has sided with the Obama/Clinton Administration's agenda time and time again — instead of doing his job to defend North Carolina families.”