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    That is why they picked Charlotte, right ??

    Charlotte Will Host the 2012 Democratic National Convention
    By: CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston

    Washington (CNN) – Democrats have chosen Charlotte, North Carolina, as the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a source with knowledge of the decision told CNN.

    The official announcement will be made Tuesday.

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    Swing state.

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    Charlotte, N.C. to host 2012 DNC convention

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/0...12-convention/

    Democrats Pick Charlotte for Convention.

    By WSJ Staff

    The Democratic National Committee announced that it has chosen Charlotte, N.C., for its 2012 presidential nominating convention the week of Sept. 3.

    The announcement that Charlotte had bested St. Louis, Cleveland and Minneapolis to become the host city first came in an email from First Lady Michelle Obama to DNC members.

    “I am thrilled to make sure you are the first to hear some very exciting news,” she wrote. “Charlotte, North Carolina will host the 46th Democratic National Convention in 2012.”

    The decision signals that President Barack Obama intends to fight again in some of the states that his 2008 presidential campaign brought into the Democratic column for the first time in decades. North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana all went for Mr. Obama. He faces headwinds in all three states again, though North Carolina’s high number of African American voters will give him a boost there. In 2008, 23% of the state’s presidential election voters were black.

    Mrs. Obama said in her email that “Barack and I spent a lot of time in North Carolina during the campaign . . . Barack enjoyed Asheville so much when he spent several days preparing for the second presidential debate that our family vacationed there in 2009.”

    Mrs. Obama also promised it would be “a grassroots convention.” “We will finance this convention differently than it’s been done in the past, and we will make sure everyone feels closely tied in to what is happening in Charlotte. This will be a different convention, for a different time.”
    Pretty sure Tampa, FL is hosting RNC in 2012.

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    Please check the board next time Tyler, a thread already existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Please check the board next time Tyler, a thread already existed.
    well at least we now have a better thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx View Post
    That is why they picked Charlotte, right ??



    It'll be interesting. I REALLY LOVE living here (been here 16 years) but it aint exactly Vegas or NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    It'll be interesting. I REALLY LOVE living here (been here 16 years) but it aint exactly Vegas or NYC.
    Should be a boost for the local economy no?

    I also see it has a Democratic mayor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Foxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Should be a boost for the local economy no?

    I also see it has a Democratic mayor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Foxx
    Yeah... Charlotte, in the last 3-4 years has been a BLUE city in a RED state although that may be changing as well. We'll see.....

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