His trip comes as a controversy envelopes the N.C. Democratic Party amid allegations of sexual harassment and a secret settlement agreement with a former staffer. The party’s top leaders have called for Chairman David Parker to resign. The executive director left the party Sunday.
Obama’s most recent visit to North Carolina came in October when he toured the western region of the state as part of a national jobs tour. It was his second visit to the Tar Heel state in as many months, coming weeks after he gave a speech at N.C. State University.