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Biden campaigns before a crowd of 660 in North Carolina

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Vice President Joe Biden spoke before a crowd of 660 people in Durham, N.C., at the Durham Armory during a campaign stop for President Barack Obama on Monday.

Biden’s appearance before a comparatively meager crowd came a day after the newly formed Republican ticket — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan — rallied a crowd of over 10,000 in High Point, N.C., about an hour away, and a crowd of approximately 4,700 people in Mooresville, N.C., about two-and-a-half hours away.

Jeffrey Bunnell, the assistant chief of special operations for the City of Durham Fire Department, provided The Daily Caller with the 660 crowd estimate, attributing the number to the Secret Service.

Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by 14,000 votes. Then, Durham County voted in large numbers for Obama, with the then Illinois senator pulling in 76 percent of the vote.

North Carolina is considered a battleground state this election cycle.

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