Friday, January 21, 2011

Charlotte Mayor Says He (Too) Is In Dark Over Democratic National Convention

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM

click to enlarge Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
  • Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
Earlier this week Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill fretted that St. Louis may not win the bid for the 2012 Democratic National Convention because she's heard nothing in recent weeks about the event from the White House.

Apparently, though, McCaskill isn't the only one who's been left in the dark. The mayor of Charlotte, which is believed to be the other finalist for the convention, says he's still waiting for confirmation from the Obama administration.

Mayor Anthony Foxx was at the White House yesterday -- along with city mayors from across the nation -- to talk to the president about the economy. In an interview about that meeting on the PBS NewsHour last night, Fox was asked point blank if Obama hinted anything to him yesterday about his city hosting the convention.

"I'm very optimistic," replied Foxx. "But I got no indications of that today. I did bring my basketball shorts to see if that would help."

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