Local Delegates Journey to Charlotte for DNC

Published 09/03 2012 08:37PM

Updated 09/04 2012 10:36AM

The Democratic National Convention is going on all week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Not a whole lot of official business happening Monday. Instead it was mostly a day for delegate welcoming parties, Labor Day celebration, and a chance to get to know the city.

Although some may wonder why Charlotte was chosen as the location, there are actually a number of reasons.

Charlotte is a growing city in the south with a number of major companies that have helped drive the national economy. Charlotte is also home to a couple of professional sports teams and is the official home of NASCAR.

Ken Preston, the Grassroots Organizer for Obama's Campaign had this to say about the city:

"I like it, I'm hoping to take in a lot of the cultural flavor."

More of the official business will really get started Tuesday, with a number a speeches slated for that night. Those speaking include former President Jimmy Carter and current First Lady Michelle Obama.

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