TAMPA, Fla. — North Carolina’s delegation is getting ready to head home after spending most of the week in Tampa at the Republican National Convention.

They have been surrounded by pomp and circumstance all week, but have been getting a clear message to take home with them.

It will be up to party faithful to get Mitt Romney a win in North Carolina this fall.

North Carolina’s delegation in Florida is fired up and ready to fight hard for their presidential pick.

Delegates said that means they will have to take their energy from this week at the RNC back home for the fall.

Delegate Joyce Cotton has been doing her part to get out the Republican message this election season, doing everything from attending campaign events to taking part in phone banks.

This week she has been in Tampa, getting excited for fall election push.

“Most important is encouraging people to go vote,” she said. “It always astounds me every time we have a national election, a presidential election, how many people do not go vote.”

The North Carolina delegation has been getting a very clear message this week at delegation breakfasts and on the big stage.

It is not enough to be fired up for the fall. It is more important to pass that excitement on, said state chairman Robin Hayes.

“As I travel the state I listen to the level of interest, the level of engagement, which leads to enthusiasm, real enthusiasm for change. Obama is a disaster,” he said.
Hayes said he believed it will be easy for the party faithful to sell their message for Mitt Romney to Tar Heel voters.

“Like Eisenhower said, ‘Have you had enough?’ They’ve had enough, they can they will and they are going to translate that to people back home,” he said.

State delegates agreed and said this week has given them the extra energy to head into the tough road to November.

“A lot of what we heard this week has really been preaching to the choir, but you know why you preach to the choir? So they sing and we’re ready to sing. We’re ready,” said Rep. David Lewis, RNC committee member.

North Carolina is considered a swing state for this fall’s election. Republicans said they will be fighting hard to win over the voters.

Most polls shows that currently Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are neck and neck in North Carolina.