Politics & Government
3:43 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

NC Democratic Delegates Ready To Go

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte. As Dave DeWitt reports, the state's delegates are raring to go.

G.K. Butterfield: "These conventions are about energizing your vote and winning elections!"

Dave DeWitt: Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield fired up the delegation at a breakfast this morning. The state's 188 delegates and alternates heard from elected officials on the importance of this week in Charlotte, and of taking their enthusiasm out into the field once the convention is over.

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan…

Kay Hagan: "We've got 85,000 people filling up the Bank of America Stadium on Thursday night. This is infectious from all across the state and I think that you will see that enthusiasm carry forward from here until election day."

Several of North Carolina's Democrats are scheduled to speak at the convention, including today when Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx welcomes the world to Charlotte.