With South Carolina all but certain to vote for Mitt Romney (), both Democrats and Republicans in the Palmetto State have set their sights on North Carolina, where polls show the race between Romney and Pres. Barack Obama to be a virtual dead heat.
This week, the South Carolina Democratic Party paid over $18,000 for a television ad to run in Charlotte this weekend. The spot shows Romney talking about gun control while campaigning for governor of Massachusetts. The ad buy came as Romney appeared in Charlotte for a fundraiser. He's scheduled for a Greenville .
Last week, to attend rallies held by Romney--including one of the first where he appeared with newly minted VP choice Paul Ryan. The SCGOP has also helped out at phone banks and other get-out-the-vote efforts in the two weeks since offices opened in North Carolina.
Savvy viewers of the Democrats' ad will note a spelling error about ten seconds in. SCDP Chair Dick Harpootlian told The State newspaper that it will be corrected before airing.