Charlotte is ready for the DNC

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

Claudia Blakemore, left, a registered nurse from Houston, Tex., sells an Obama hat to Audrey Cumby of LaMarque, Tex. outside the Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Claudia Blakemore, left, a registered nurse from Houston, Tex., sells an Obama hat to Audrey Cumby of LaMarque, Tex. outside the Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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