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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The road to the election is coming to an end as it's less than twenty days away, and candidates are using this opportunity to gather enthusiasm from their parties. United States Senator Richard Burr and several other Republican candidates traveled around North Carolina in their Road to Victory bus on Saturday. Their message, how important this election is for the GOP.

“This will be the first time since 1898 that Republicans will control the North Carolina House and the North Carolina Senate at the same time. We cannot miss this opportunity,” said Burr.

He even went on to thank President Obama saying, "We now have a lot of hope for change in this country."

Burr and company urged supporters to elect the leaders that will make directional changes that embrace the past rather than redefine the future.

Republican Beverly Hovatter said, “He's just such a good candidate. He stands for everything I believe in; the Christian right and God and Country.”

When asked about his large financial advantage over his opponent Elaine Marshall, Burr agreed the almost $3 million raised has certainly helped his campaign.

He said, “Elections are never about money. It's about the confidence of voters and the candidates that are running.”

Burr believes this year's election is the most important yet for Republicans, and he's confident that he's got the vote.

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