Charlotte is ready for the DNC

Charlotte kicks of the Democratic National Convention with a party, CarolinaFest.

Claudia Blakemore, a registered nurse from Houston, Tex., drove to Charlotte, N.C. to sell Obama commemorative items during the convention. She said she bought a lot of the items for the last Democratic convention and is able to sell things relatively cheaply because she bought in bulk--some 10,000 buttons, for example. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Claudia Blakemore, a registered nurse from Houston, Tex., drove to Charlotte, N.C. to sell Obama commemorative items during the convention. She said she bought a lot of the items for the last Democratic convention and is able to sell things relatively cheaply because she bought in bulk--some 10,000 buttons, for example. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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