WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- This weekend, Republicans from across the state came to the New Hanover County GOP headquarters for a cookout hosted by candidate John Dismukes and his fiance Pamela Collins.
Candidates and supporters filled the conference room giving short speeches and showing their support.
North carolina is expected to be a battleground state in the upcoming election.
Volunteer for the Tom Tillis' campaign, Carlton Huffman says it's important for republicans to stay unified and active.
"North Carolina is going to be the state that determines whether republicans take control of the U.S. Senate," Huffman said "that's going to be vital to the direction of this country for the next two years."
The vice chair for the North Carolina republican party Carolyn Justice agrees saying, "A majority of Republicans in the house in Washington and a majority of republicans in the senate then can make some headway into what we would like to see and that's the elimination of Obamacare."