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NPR's Cokie Roberts talks MecDec and midterm elections

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NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts will be in Charlotte Thursday to unveil a statute of "Captain James Jack." He is said to have travelled to Philadelphia on horseback in 1775 to bring word to the Founding Fathers that Mecklenburg County had already declared its independence from Britain. The Founding Fathers reportedly admired Mecklenburg County's gumption, but thought the declaration was a tad premature. WFAE's Julie Rose spoke with Cokie Roberts about the upcoming event: