President Trump launches new N.C. ads ahead of weekend visit

President Donald Trump arrives on stage at the Crown Expo for a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

RALEIGH – President Donald Trump’s campaign continues to aggressively target N.C. voters, with a new advertising campaign leading to another visit to the state this weekend.

President Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally in Fayetteville at the city’s regional airport on Saturday evening. The event, dubbed a “Great American Comeback Event” by the campaign, will be another airport rally following last week’s visit to Winston-Salem that drew thousands of attendees.

In an ad titled “For You,” the campaign focuses on the economic policies of Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The campaign says Biden’s policies would lead to higher taxes, fuel prices, higher utility bills, and competition with illegal immigrants for jobs.

The other new ad features a small business owner who says  Biden has “done nothing” in 47 years for small businesses and continues to focus on the candidates’ economic policies.

According to a campaign spokesman, the new ads are part of an eight-figure ad buy.

The Trump campaign’s focus on the Tar Heel State appears to be paying off, as a trio of new polls show Trump either tied or leading Biden in the state.

North Carolina has not been one of the states that Biden or California Sen. Kamala Harris have visited since resuming their own in-person travel. Biden and Harris have traveled to Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin since Labor Day.