Politics

The Charlotte City Council heard from more than 130 people discussing their support or opposition for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
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The Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 in a show of support for the city’s bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention after a week of heated debate among council members over the merits of hosting the convention.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
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The Charlotte City Council is expected to take a vote Monday afternoon that would show support for the city's bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. 

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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The bills are rolling in after South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's campaign welcomed the country's top two politicians to campaign for his Republican primary election victory.

A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died.

Charlotte City Council member Dimple Ajmera says she'll vote against an agreement that would allow the city to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. Her reasoning then came under harsh criticism by Democratic and Republican members of council.  

"This is not a political stance, it's an economic one, because taxpayers will be on the hook for the potential liability, unknown risk and exposure," Ajmera said Friday after council members received a briefing on the proposed agreement that is scheduled for a Monday vote.

Mayor Vi Lyles addresses the crowd after a ribbon cutting Friday at the new 9th Street Station.
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The leaders of several local groups aligned with the Democratic Party are speaking out against the city's bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.  They're planning a press conference at Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center Monday afternoon just before the City Council considers whether to support the bid.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
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Charlotte city council members will hold a special meeting Monday afternoon to “consider taking action” regarding hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention.

North Carolina General Assembly

The Republican who is arguably North Carolina's most powerful politician could yet face a Democratic challenger after the state elections board decided Thursday that Jennifer Mangrum did enough to establish her residence in the district now represented by state Sen. Phil Berger.

Charlotte City Councilors Tariq Bokhari and Braxton Winston in Charlotte Talks' Spirit Square studio.
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Charlotte's city councilors are continuing to weigh whether to support the city's bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

City council member Lawana Mayfield talked to reporters Wednesday about her opposition to Charlotte's bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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The City Council could vote as early as Monday on contracts required to host the Republican National Convention in 2020.  The action comes amid reports that Charlotte is the favorite to be nominated for the event, and as council members debate whether hosting it is a good idea.

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