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Emanuel Joining Kissell at Raleigh Fundraiser

Teacher Larry Kissell (D), whose scrappy, underfunded campaign fell just 330 votes short of upsetting Rep. Robin Hayes (R) last year, continues to line up more establishment support for their 2008 rematch.

Kissell will be appearing at a fundraiser with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) on Saturday at the North Carolina Democratic Party headquarters in Raleigh, just hours before the state party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Last month, Kissell was joined by Rep. Artur Davis (Ala.), a leading recruiter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, at a fundraiser.

Kissell is using his 330-vote loss as a motivating factor. His campaign has set up a special e-mail address for voters who couldn’t or didn’t vote for him on Election Day, Tickets for the Emanuel fundraiser cost $200 for individuals and $330 for couples.

And the fundraiser’s starting time? 3:30 p.m.

— Josh Kurtz

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