by Sam Hieb
Charlotte Observer reports the Queen City will bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention:
Six years after hosting President Barack Obama and the Democrats, the city of Charlotte said Thursday it will submit a bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Bids for the RNC are due at the end of February.
“We all remember hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2012,” Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said. “It was a big success. I’m very excited about this. I’m very hopeful the convention will choose our city.”
….“As mayor of this great city, we’ve got to do things that support everyone,” Lyles said. “We’ll let the Republicans handle all the politics.”
“I’m worried about those folks not coming and bringing enough green,” rather than the politics of a convention, Lyles said.
Maybe it’s be, but I sure don’t associate Charlotte with Republican politics. As for Mayor Lyles’ comment about ‘”bringing enough green,” well everyone knows greeeedy Republicans have all the green, but aren’t willing to share it.