(Charlotte Observer) With the Democratic National Convention entering its second day, the city’s host committee refused again Tuesday to say how much money it has raised to pay for the actual convention.
“We raised what we needed to have to host a great convention,” host committee spokeswoman Suzi Emmerling said. Details won’t be publicly released, she added, until reports are filed with the Federal Election Commission sometime in October.
When Charlotte was picked to host the Democrats’ 2012 gathering, the committee – co-chaired by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers – pledged to raise $36.6 million. That’s how much the Democratic National Convention Committee said it would need to fund the convention.
But Emmerling also declined to say whether the committee had reached that total and said she didn’t know whether funds were still being raised during convention week.
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