Now, before I go any farther, Charlotte is a fairly progressive place for being in the South. It has several universities, is the home of Wachovia, the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, etc, and has a fairly diverse population. The city has had Republican mayors in the past, like Pat McCrory, but he was completely reasonable and moderate in Charlotte. You can't survive there as a hard core, #ReichWingFlyingMonkey.
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