- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory wasn’t attending Donald Trump’s North Carolina rally but planned to participate in a fundraiser with the presidential candidate to boost Republican Party finances for November.

McCrory campaign spokesman Ricky Diaz said a “scheduling issue” prevented the governor from going to Trump’s Tuesday night appearance at the Greensboro Coliseum complex.

But Diaz says the governor was slated to attend a private event earlier Tuesday featuring Trump and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) for the GOP’s “victory fund.”

Democrats have been watching how McCrory would react to a visit by Trump, whom they consider a liability for his re-election bid against Roy Cooper.

McCrory has said he would support the Republican presidential nominee - whoever it was - and confirmed he will back Trump last week.

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