Paul Ryan to campaign in North Carolina ahead of Democratic convention

Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), the Republican vice presidential nominee, will attend a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday, the day before the Democratic National Convention begins in the same state, Mitt Romney's campaign announced Saturday.

Ryan will hold a victory rally at East Carolina University in Greenville, about four hours from Charlotte, where the Democratic convention begins Tuesday.

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On Monday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will both be out campaigning on their "Road to Charlotte" pre-convention tour, with Obama in Ohio and Biden in Michigan.

Biden would have been in Tampa, Florida, where the Republican National Convention was held last week, but the Obama campaign cancelled his rally planned for last Monday due to concerns over then-Tropical Storm Isaac which was threatening the state. 

The GOP convention, scheduled to start that day, was also delayed due to the storm.

Biden will arrive in Charlotte on Tuesday, Obama on Wednesday. 

Obama will officially accept the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, the final day of the Democratic convention.