Charlotte will host the 2012 Democratic National Convention
February 1st, 2011
10:43 AM ET
12 years ago

Charlotte will host the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Washington (CNN) – Democrats have chosen Charlotte, North Carolina, as the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a source with knowledge of the decision told CNN.

The official announcement will be made Tuesday.

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. "GlobalZero"

    I loved visiting North Carolina. Just driving up 95 with my windows the smell of PINE. They have great roads and a beautiful county side. Now if South Carolina would invest in it's state....I would love to drive through it too. For right now...once is enough.

    February 1, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    I don't understand why they don't hold it in the Mecca of their party, San Franciso. This way we can see so much more of delusional Nancy Pelosi, the figurehead of the Democrat party. I can hardly wait to see what far left candidates they dig up to try to get elected after the fiasco on the last 2-4 years.

    February 1, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. Snowed in StL

    Why wouldn't they? They have already given them plenty with TARP funds...

    February 1, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    I have loved this beautiful area of North Carolina since I first went to a convention there in 1953.
    Democrats should leave that scenery refreshed for the presidential battle in 2012.
    Republicans had better pay attention to what Republican leaders like the Bush and Cheney families are saying about the rights of gay voters if they want to compete with Obama's social progress when the White House is up for grabs again.

    February 1, 2011 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Ohio12

    Terrible choice. NC will not go Dem again... this could have helped seal the deal for Obama in Ohio, and hence, the presidency. Thanks for nothing... another presidential year "competing for the South." Ugh. Keep on stepping on the Midwest, Dems. You may never win us again...

    February 1, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. AR1000

    Awesome! Charlotte finally gets the DNC for the first time ever.

    February 1, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Chris

    Way to go Charlotte!!!!!!!

    February 1, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. Tifaine

    As a wife and mother of 3 and a NC native, I am extreamly excited to see the National Democratic Convention come to Charlotte!

    February 1, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. Aaron

    Great News! Charlotte needs to be put on the National Stage, it has been a booming city for the past few decades with little notice.

    February 1, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Jon

    Aww. Was hoping for Cleveland.

    February 1, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. diridi

    definitely a good news to us all....I shall attend this...Go for Obama 2012....we need this president desperately...

    February 1, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  12. USMarine

    This is awesome! Finally a silver lining to being stuck on the East Coast!

    February 1, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Well as if further proof was neede the dems have joined the republicans in the employ of the BIG banks

    February 1, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  14. Sniffit

    I am saddened that my home town of Boston was not picked for this, but glad that the very caucuasian cities of Minneapolis and St. Louis were turned down. Charlotte is a wonderful diverse city.

    February 1, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  15. Chris

    nice! I live 1 hour from Charlotte, ill definitley be going. Hope its not expensive to get in

    February 1, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. tepeters

    As a citizen of Minnesota it is a shame that a state that has reliably voted Democratic for president since 1972 was bypassed.

    February 1, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. Ahmar

    I would have gone with Cleveland, OH. This is a state that will make or break the presedential race.

    February 1, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  18. Vince

    Charlotte? LOL. Where are the Republicans going to go? Boston?

    February 1, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  19. blake

    It appears that winning North Carolina in 2012 is a top priority for the Democrats.

    February 1, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    I have no problem with the convention being held in Charlotte, a city which well represents the true make up of the Democratic Party diversity overall.

    February 1, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |