from 2012 Presidental Election news……
2012 Democratic National Convention
The 2012 Democratic National Convention details have been released. The convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Location: The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina
Dates: September 4-6, 2012
Official Convention Website: Charlotte in 2012
Report on the decision to bring the event to Charlotte from the Sun Journal:
BURLINGTON – A key player working to put together the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte called next year’s event “rather historic.”
The last Democratic National Convention to be held in the South took place in Atlanta in 1988. Before that, it was in Miami in 1972, Kevin Monroe, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs and outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee, told the Democratic Women of Alamance County gathering in Burlington Tuesday night.
Before that, you have to go all the way back to 1860 when it was in Charleston, S.C.
“The eyes of the world are on your city for a full week,” Monroe said. He said people will no longer have to put “North Carolina” after Charlotte. People will know where it is.
Efforts to get the convention in Charlotte were successful because of cooperation by both Democrats and Republicans, Monroe said. All Charlotte City Council members and congressional delegations – both Democrats and Republicans – signed letters of support, he said. Richard Vinroot, the former GOP mayor of the city and 2000 Republican gubernatorial nominee, is on the convention’s host committee, he said…..
The 2012 Democratic National Convention, in which delegates of the Democratic Party will choose the party’s nominees for President and Vice President in the 2012 United States national election, is scheduled to be held during the week of September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On April 3, 2012, President Obama won the Maryland and District of Columbia primaries, giving him more than the required 2,778 delegates to secure the presidential nomination. He had previously announced that Vice President Joe Biden would be his vice presidential running mate in his re-election bid…..
* the dates are the 4 th thru the 6 of September the original post had 3rd thru the 6th…..