Friday, February 24, 2012

N.C. Democrats open Charlotte office for DNC

N.C. Democrats are opening their first office in Charlotte, in part to piggy back on the Democratic National Convention.

State party officials will formally open the 1st Ward office on March 17, the day they're set to hold a Charlotte fundraiser.

"The convention being in Charlotte is an unprecedented opportunity for North Carolina Democrats," says party spokesman Walton Robinson, "and we intend to use it to get people engaged, organized and ready to do the heavy lifting it will take to ... keep North Carolina in our column this November."

And, he adds, "We are going to go after Pat McCrory right in his own backyard."

McCrory, Charlotte's former mayor, is running for governor.