President Obama to visit Raleigh

April 18, 2012 10:40:37 AM PDT
The White House announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama will return to Raleigh next Tuesday.

It did not give details.

The trip comes as North Carolina's Democratic Party is embroiled in controversy amid allegations of harassment at the party headquarters in Raleigh.

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The presumptive Republican nominee - Mitt Romney - who will face Obama in the fall was in Raleigh Wednesday.

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Upon learning of Obama's planned visit, the GOP quickly fired off a response:

"President Obama is in trouble in North Carolina and his trip will only highlight the state's unacceptably high unemployment rate and force the President to address the sexual harassment scandal plaguing the North Carolina Democratic Party, said RNC Spokesman Matt Connelly.

The president's last visit to North Carolina was in March. He visited a truck building factory near Charlotte.

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