Charlotte vs. Tampa: A Tale of Two Cities

Nighttime skyline of Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph by Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty

Hosting a political convention may not be as demanding as hosting the Olympics Games, but in the coming weeks, Tampa, Fla., (home of the Republican National Convention, which begins on Monday) and Charlotte, N.C., (home of the Democratic National Convention, which runs Sept. 3 to Sept. 6) will both receive thousands of enthusiastic visitors and be thrust into the harsh media spotlight.

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