According to the Charlotte Observer, Howard Dean will be in Charlotte, NC, today and tomorrow in order kick off the Democrats’ national canvassing campaign:
Howard Dean to speak at park tonight
Jim Morril, April 28, 2006
Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean will help kick off a national canvassing campaign Saturday by knocking on doors in east Charlotte.
His door-to-door walk through a neighborhood off Central Avenue is part of a 50-state effort where volunteers hope to knock on 1 million doors. Like other volunteers, Dean will leave brochures touting Democratic positions on everything from ethics to jobs to health care.
“We’re going to talk about the Democratic message and why we think we ought to be allowed to run the country again,” Dean said Thursday.
The former Vermont governor will speak tonight at a 7:30 p.m. rally and fundraiser for Mecklenburg County Democrats at the Renaissance Park pavilion on Tyvola Road.
Republicans aren’t impressed.
“Howard Dean can drop all the literature he wants, but it cannot make up for the fact that his leftist Democrat beliefs in gay marriage, abortion and taxes don’t sit well with North Carolina voters,” said Kevin Howell, a spokesman for the N.C. Republican Party.