Conflicting reports on DNC 2012 finalists

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Conflicting reports say the Democratic National Committee has narrowed down their list of finalists to host the Convention in 2012.

The online magazine, Politico, posted an article over the weekend saying "sources" likely felt the race was between Charlotte and St. Louis, with Charlotte having a very good shot.

Two other cities, Minneapolis and Cleveland are also in the running. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Sunday that the field had not been narrowed, based on their interview with the Minneapolis Mayor.

Charlotte's Mayor Anthony Foxx and Ken Gepfert, who is working with the local group to bring the Convention here, both declined comment.

Hosting the Democratic National Convention could bring 35,000 delegates to the host city, national media attention, and generate a $200 million impact. Charlotte leaders estimate bringing the Convention here would require up to a $45 million dollar investment.

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