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TRMS road trip: North Carolina edition!

Rachel Maddow is taking the show on the road with a live broadcast from Elizabeth City, North Carolina tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

By way of preparation, Laura Conaway, Anthony Terrell, and Eelin Reily have been there since yesterday. Rachel is on the ground there as I write this. Steve and I have been going through the show's North Carolina archive, which is extensive to say the least. It's amazing to see that TRMS had its eye on student voting rights in North Carolina all the way back in April.

But what's really fascinating is to go way way back through the North Carolina clip archive to literally one of the first days of the Rachel Maddow Show and watch the analysis of how candidate Barack Obama would fare in North Carolina against John McCain and how dirty we might expect that campaign to get: