Local Politics

Charlotte leaders meeting Democratic convention selection team

Posted July 27, 2010

— Democratic Party operatives are checking out North Carolina's largest city to see whether it can handle the party's national convention.

The committee evaluating sites for the Democratic Party's 2012 national convention will be in Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The site selection committee was in Minneapolis last week, one of three other finalists along with Cleveland and St. Louis.

A consultant hired by the group trying to bring the convention to Charlotte says Duke Energy has put up $100,000 to back the city's efforts. Consultant Karen Finney told The Charlotte Observer that the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority chipped in another $25,000.

Mayor Anthony Foxx says the convention would have an economic impact of up to $200 million.

Charlotte bid on the Republican National Convention in 2000 but lost out to Philadelphia.

A final decision on the site of the 2012 Democratic Convention is expected in a few months.


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  • 6079 SMITH W Jul 27, 2010

    No, not really.........How's that election backlash against eight long years of "Hopelessness and Stagnation" workin' out for ya!? ;)

  • 6079 SMITH W Jul 27, 2010

    Or......we could go back to the dark ages of the Bush administration, which really sucked....unless you had the good sense to be rich.

  • cwood3 Jul 27, 2010

    Look at history. There may have been roits or marches at both parties conventions. Look at those doing the marching-all left wingers-wanting something from everybody else. Bottom feeders!!

    Let the Dems go to Charlotte. It's be good for their economy, unless all the participants are on food stamps. like another poster said, clean the jails out first cause your gonna need them.

    GOP-grand old party-peaceful Americans moving on with life.

    Remember(Charlie Rangel) Republicans reduce taxes, Democrats just refuse to pay them.

  • WHEEL Jul 27, 2010

    "wakemom" You did pretty good on cut and paste, but you must have missed reading comprehension.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Jul 27, 2010

    Oh great. The circus is coming to town.

  • chfdcpt Jul 27, 2010

    The DNC also needs to make sure that the police force is large, the jails have enough room, and there is enough chain-link fencing in the city to keep the proletariat away from the politburo...Psuedonym

    Not quite correct comrade Psuedonym. It is not only the DNC, but also the RNC. After all, is there any difference between both parties? They are only concerned with maintaining the power base within the party, and as far as those peons, who cares? They will vote for us.

    Just remember, that the parties decide who will run for office. Sort of like the old Soviet system.

  • 6079 SMITH W Jul 27, 2010

    In reality, the news media is......the news media.
    In FOXSPEAK, the news media is "The liberal-left-wing-hippie-commie-UNAMERICAN" news media.

    Facts and close scrutiny, as well as the sinister tactic by the left of audaciously asking questions about right-wing positions on issues, are all enemies of the Neo-conservative movement.

    Asking someone what papers they read is a simple question that any 12-year old could answer. Don't agree? Just ask Sharon Angle at her next news conference.....if you can catch her.

  • wakemom Jul 27, 2010

    I am worrying about how to pay the next utility bill. Redstatesmanwatts

    That says a lot about you. Maybe get off the internet and work?


  • JustAName Jul 27, 2010

    "with providing the Democrats some fresh new lies"

    I think their list of 400 so called journalist provide them with plenty of lies.

  • Quagmire Jul 27, 2010

    I am worrying about how to pay the next utility bill. Redstatesmanwatts

    That says a lot about you. Maybe get off the internet and work?