Cheri Beasley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate swept into Harnett County on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a visit to Lillington that fired up voters. Some 80 people gathered for the talk, which Democratic Party Chair Rebekah Brock put together with only 48 hours notice. Brock said, “The turnout shows Democrats are visible and active in Harnett County.” Beasley, former chief justice of the NC Supreme Court, spoke of the importance of helping rural communities such as Harnett, fighting to protect voting rights and strengthening democracy. She noted the consistency with which her opponent has opposed important legislation over the last six years such as covid relief and plans to rebuild infrastructure. Beasley was joined on the campaign trail by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the senior senator from Michigan, who chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry among other assignments. The pair had been touring area farms prior to the stop in Lillington.