WILMINGTON—The Republican National Committee and the Romney for President campaign opened new Victory Offices on Super Saturday in several communities throughout North Carolina.
Volunteers hit the streets and the phone lines to gather support for the republican candidates. While Republicans said it was a busy day, it was only the beginning of the long campaign trail ahead.
Super Saturday got off to a roaring start. Republican volunteers made one campaign phone call after another. Fingers were dialing so quickly, the volunteers in the new Wilmington Victory Office ran out of numbers to call only one hour after starting.
That was just one of four offices that opened across the state Saturday. Offices also opened in Fayetteville, Greenville and Winston-Salem.
It is extra exposure that State Sen. David Rouzer said he hopes will turn into extra support when voters head to the polls.
"This election is going to be a tight election. I have no doubt about that in 2012. It's the little things that make the big difference in a close contest," said Rouzer.
Super Saturday volunteers said helping with the campaign was something they felt compelled to do. One volunteer, Barbara Ernest, explained.
"I'm one of those people who always sit back and complain about what's going on in politics, and it's time to get out and do something," said Ernest.
But when it comes to politics, there are always at least two sides. So, naturally, not everyone was supportive of the new Victory Offices' efforts. But regardless of their critics, the Republicans continued to charge forward and said it is all about making the connection with people and helping the undecided decide.
There are now eight victory offices across North Carolina. The four already open prior to Saturday are located in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Asheville.
President Barack Obama's campaign currently has 16 offices in operation across the state.