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Charlotte to host RNC this January

Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by Justin Ruckman

The Republican National Committee will hold its 2013 Winter Meeting in Charlotte early next year, the party confirmed Tuesday.

Though details are still sketchy about the RNC’s agenda, its 168 members are scheduled to meet Jan. 2326 at the Westin in uptown Charlotte.

It’ll be the second big national political gathering in Charlotte since September, when the city hosted the much larger Democratic National Convention.

In November, North Carolina returned to the Republican column in the presidential race, and elected its first GOP governor in 20 years in former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.

The RNC’s decision to meet in the state is an acknowledgment “that we’re the only swing state that went from blue to red,” said Cleveland County’s Wayne King, vice chairman of the state GOP. “It’s also a way to celebrate our victories in the state.”

Read more by Tim Funk at the Observer.


  1. fwclt 5 Dec 2012 at 9:56 PM

    This is cool to see. Very interesting after we just had the DNC here. Nice to see Charlotte becoming a place for things like this.