Obama’s re-election nomination DNC speech could move to Bank of America Stadium

January 10, 2012

Government/Politics

Obama’s re-election nomination DNC speech could move to Bank of America Stadium

By Hans Nichols
Bloomberg

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, according to three Democrats involved in the fundraising.
The 74,000-seat home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers would also have room for the convention to sell more floor passes close to the stage. Planners for the event are struggling to meet a $36.6 million fundraising goal, according to the Democrats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.
Obama’s advisers are aware of the political downside of the president delivering his nationally televised acceptance in a stadium named for a bank that considered imposing a fee that he said would have “mistreated” customers, the sources said.
That would be outweighed by the chance to lure more big-dollar contributors, including corporate foundations, to cover the convention’s costs, the three Democrats said. The rest of the convention, scheduled to begin Sept. 3, will be conducted at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/10/2915251/obama-may-move-dnc-speech-to-bofa.html

 

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