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In a Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 file photo, Mayor Anthony Foxx, of Charlotte, N.C., speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. Foxx is wrapping up preparations for the Democratic National Convention, but his time in the spotlight is perhaps just beginning in North Carolina.

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Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention. He had spent the year promoting his city as a symbol of the New South — a place that helped President Barack Obama win a state that for decades had gone for the Republican.

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