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Democrats getting set for their moment in the spotlight next week and Charlotte the Democratic National Convention kicking off on Monday and north Carolina's largest city.
-- party leaders are hoping to make more inroads with southern voters.
President Obama narrowly won the state in 2008 the first Democrat to do so since 1976.
Now the campaign.
Hoping for a repeat and holding the convention there could provide an edge.
Poll showing the president governor Romney running neck and neck in North Carolina Mike Emanuel with the news live in Charlotte tonight and Mike.
Bring on the national convention we know we just thought obviously a huge undertaking is this -- -- Harris they seem to be they're making the final touches as our our technical experts who are gonna allow us to broadcasted live officials say.
It was a huge job it took seven weeks for the work crews to transform the Time Warner Cable Arena from an NBA home court.
To a state of the art convention hall the Democrats will take center stage in the coming days and then these work crews get three weeks to transform the hall back.
To the home court of the Charlotte Bobcats Paris.
Obviously Democrats will fire back at the Republicans what kind of -- to think that today.
Well interesting because.
The Republicans essentially label President Obama during there convention as a nice guy.
But his policies have failed we expect the Democrats will fire back essentially saying that Mitt Romney.
Doesn't have any new idea as.
Today we got a bit of a preview in Ohio -- Vice President Biden.
But they didn't say but for the sacrifices.
You all may.
And the courage of the present -- United States although GM plant to be close here all across the country.
Auto workers who have an added to their roles -- reorganization.
Would not be working women -- lost -- -- -- job.
That's just a small preview of what we will hear when the Democrats take Charlotte.
In the coming days Paris.
Mike Emanuel thank you very much and vice president Joseph Biden today also taking aim at Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan.
He says for linking President Obama and at the closure of a GM factory in Wisconsin he says congressman Ryan quote wasn't on the level.
You work congressman Ron I don't know why -- -- -- -- it has started straight.
Blame the closing of a GM plant and -- -- hometown of Janesville.
I'm the president not state what he didn't tell -- is a plant in Janesville actually told him President Bush was still -- All right let's take a look at -- regional comments there from congressman Ryan.
Candidate Obama said.
I believe that if our government is there to support you this plan will be here for another hundred years.
Is it turned out.
That -- last another year.
Is locked up an -- to this day.
A spokesperson for mr.
Ryan defending the remarks saying quote.
The president inherited a troubled economy but he's not made it better he has made it worse with fewer jobs and lower incomes for middle class families and quote.
A judge says all voters.
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