The Hill's Justin Sink reports on a potential effort to capitalize on both the state's recent vote on gay marriage and Barack Obama's big decision on same-sex marriage.
Mitt Romney headed to North Carolina Friday, looking to make headway in a swing state Republicans are describing as increasingly attainable after President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage.
The hastily arraigned speech — the owner of the pipe manufacturing factory who introduced Romney said that former Massachusetts governor's advance team had only reached out two days prior — drove at Romney's messaging on the economy.
.... Earlier Friday, Republican National Committee Political Director Rick Wiley circulated a memo predicting a looming "disaster" for Obama in the state, the site of the Democratic convention this summer. Wiley noted the retirement of high-profile Democratic lawmakers in the state, a sexual harassment scandal dogging the state Democratic Party leadership, and the campaign finance corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards in concluding that "the Tar Heel State is a major headache for Chicago."