08/11/2011 03:02 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2011

DNC 2012 Convention An Issue In Charlotte Mayoral Race

And, in this Charlotte mayoral campaign, DNC 2012 is an issue.

On his website, Stone says a GOP mayor will better safeguard the interests of Charlotte taxpayers and businesses during the event, and he predicts the DNC will use the convention to get a “toe-hold in North Carolina” for union labor.

In his announcement, Foxx counted securing the convention as a big plus, "which will bring thousands of visitors from across the world to our city and generate hundreds of millions of dollars of economic impact and international exposure."

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