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Nov 22, 2011

DNC Grassroots Fundraiser Jackie Bateman

Though 2012 will be the first convention for 27-year-old Jackie Bateman, she’s already a veteran campaigner. The Mankato, Minn., native — who got her start fundraising for her former high-school teacher’s unlikely congressional run — has moved to Charlotte as grassroots finance director for Charlotte in 2012. She is already a fan of the city and is featuring the Charlotte skyline in new merchandise designed to raise money and appeal to young contributors.

Sep 28, 2011

GOP is surprise party on DNC panels

The Charlotte Observer

The local group preparing Charlotte to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention released the names of its host and steering committee members Tuesday. And the list mostly reads like a Who's Who of Carolinas Democrats.

Sep 27, 2011

Politicians, Community Leaders to Guide DNC Planning

WFAE 90.7 FM

The nonprofit charged with hosting the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte has recruited more than 100 past and present elected officials and community leaders to help in the effort.

Sep 27, 2011

Rock Hill mayor on DNC host committee

The Herald

Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols has been named to the host committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will take place September 2012 in Charlotte.

Sep 27, 2011

Special committees to help with DNC planning

WSOC Charlotte

The group that will make the decisions for the biggest event ever to come to Charlotte is set.

Sep 7, 2011

Democratic National Convention: 1 year, and counting

The Charlotte Observer

Democrats celebrate their party's convention coming to town next September.

Sep 7, 2011

5 Questions: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Charlotte Observer

Jim Morrill speaks with Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Sep 6, 2011

Thousands fill arena for DNC rally

The Charlotte Observer

As many as 2,000 people from around the region filled the concourse at Charlotte's Time-Warner Cable Arena this morning for the official kick-off rally for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Sep 5, 2011

Key behind-the-scenes convention organizers

The Charlotte Observer

Travis Dredd, Dan Murrey, and Dockery Clark are leading the host committee.

Feb 2, 2011

Democratic National Convention puts Charlotte, South in spotlight

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's selection on Tuesday as the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention not only marks a triumph for organizers but signals President Barack Obama's intent to build on the Southern inroads he made in 2008.

Feb 1, 2011

Charlotte to Host DNC

The Charlotte Post

Charlotte will host the nation’s Democrats – and President Obama’s presumptive re-election campaign – in 2012. The Democratic National Committee announced today that Charlotte beat out Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis, Mo.; and Minneapolis, Minn.

Feb 1, 2011

Democratic Convention Goes to Charlotte


Charlotte, N.C., will be the host city of the 2012 Democratic convention, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday, sending a signal that President Barack Obama plans to compete aggressively for the Southern state next year.

Feb 1, 2011

DNC Headed to Charlotte

Charlotte Business Journal

"Hot damn, wasn't that good news?" With that, one of the city's most prominent Democrats and business leaders, Cammie Harris, made it official: the 2012 Democratic National Convention is coming to Charlotte.

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