COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley will campaign with North Carolina GOP gubernatorial front-runner Pat McCrory on Wednesday.

Haley and McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor who’s leading in polls, will hold a public event at the N.C. Veterans Park in Fayetteville at 5 p.m.

Haley will then headline a fundraiser for McCrory, just as she did in February in Winston-Salem.

“When we face challenges with the federal government, we need to know we have a governor in North Carolina who will have our back, not fight against us,” Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said in a statement.