Charlotte Will Host Democratic Convention 2012

President Obama will have Carolina in his mind headed into the 2012 presidential race: Charlotte beat out St. Louis, Cleveland, and Minneapolis to host the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, it was announced Tuesday. The move is seen as an attempt to gather support in the South. Although Obama won North Carolina and Virginia in nailbiters in 2008, Democratic fortunes across the region suffered in the midterm elections.