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A Busy Day On The Stump In NC

Presumptive presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both expected to visit North Carolina on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
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Presumptive presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both expected to visit North Carolina on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
Presumptive presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both expected to visit North Carolina on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
U.S. Embassy and Gage Skidmore
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Presumptive presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both expected to visit North Carolina on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

North Carolina's status as a crucial state in the upcoming presidential election was on display Tuesday.

Tim Kaine spoke in Wilmington, a couple hours before former President Bill Clinton visited Durham.

"North Carolina, at its best, represents the future of America, and I hope the entire world by embracing your diversity," said Clinton, referring to HB2.

He also took shots at Donald Trump, the Republican candidate squaring off against his wife, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"He made a political contribution to the attorney general of Florida, who at the time was investigating Trump University,” Clinton said. "And mysteriously, the investigation vanished."

About an hour after Clinton finished, Donald Trump spoke in Greenville.

His speech was touted as a major immigration address, but Trump also spoke about the economy.

"We're going to bring these jobs back to North Carolina. And we're not going to allow these companies to leave North Carolina," said Trump. "We will work to insure that farmers in North Carolina have the tools they need to thrive at home and compete on a level playing field in foreign markets."

Polls have Trump and Clinton locked in a dead heat in North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit Charlotte on Thursday.

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Dave DeWitt is WUNC's Feature News Editor. As an editor, reporter, and producer he's covered politics, environment, education, sports, and a wide range of other topics.
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