The Romney campaign today said it is starting to shift members of its team out of North Carolina. That's big news, because in 2008, President Barack Obama became the first democrat to carry the state in 32 years.
With Mitt Romney's widening lead in the polls, his campaign has decided to reshuffle its resources from North Carolina to crucial battleground states like Ohio.
OutFront tonight: Brad Woodhouse, Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee.Romney campaign begins shifting out of North Carolina
In a clear sign the campaign is confident about putting North Carolina back in the Republican column this year, Mitt Romney's campaign is moving its spokesman out of the state and plans to shift more staffers out in the coming days.
The spokesman, Robert Reid, will be moved to Ohio, which is increasingly viewed by both campaigns as the central battleground of the 2012 race.
"With the increasingly widening polls in North Carolina, we will continue to allocate resources, including key senior staff, to other states," said Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei.
The campaign is not pulling out of the state completely.