North Carolina being the battleground state that it is, expect big names to come through here in the next two months.

The first to hit Sanford will be U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota), who’ll visit the Lee Democratic Headquarters at 9 a.m. this Saturday, according to the Lee County Democratic Party Facebook page.

Franken, of course, is Washington, D.C.’s most successful former Saturday Night Live former cast member and writer. If he speaks, expect funny. Franken doesn’t pull punches when it comes to Donald Trump — he may even break out the Stuart Smalley if needed. This is, after all, a battleground state.