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Topic - Richard Kearney
In selecting Charlotte, N.C., as the site of next year's Democratic national convention, President Obama's party is upping the ante in a vital swing state and making clear its belief that the campaigner-in-chief can once again make inroads in the South.
"I think it makes a lot of sense as opposed to going into the midwest," said Richard Kearney, director of the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University. "It's a very clear symbol of his view that the South is not impenetrable for the Democrats."