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The move for Obama's speech followed repeated assurances by campaign officials that the speech would take place in the stadium in "rain or shine."

At the same presser McHenry also called out Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) for deciding not to attend the Democratic convention.

"Furthermore, as a member of Congress here in North Carolina I see a number of my Democrat colleagues in the United States House who live just but a simple drive to this convention not willing to come," McHenry said. "In particular, my colleague Larry Kissell, whose district begins but ten miles from where we sit today, has resolved himself to avoid the convention. Well, I'd encourage Larry to come on down.

"The rest of us here in North Carolina, especially Republicans, have been willing to encourage the voters here in North Carolina to look at what's happening in downtown Charlotte, the rhetoric and the policies of this administration and to vote accordingly this November and to vote for Mitt Romney and Paul RyanPaul RyanSenate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote What to watch for in new healthcare score Overnight Finance: Inside Trump's first budget | 66 programs on the chopping block | Hearing highlights border tax divide | Labor to implement investment adviser rule MORE."