DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement after Mayor Anthony Foxx’s decisive re-election victory as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina:
“I’m thrilled to congratulate Mayor Anthony Foxx and all of his supporters for this victory tonight. From economic development and jobs to education and fighting crime, Anthony is a proven leader for the people of Charlotte. Mayor Foxx’s remarkable leadership and steadfast stewardship of the ‘Queen City’ is leading Charlotte boldly into the 21st century. Mayor Foxx’s commitment to public service and dedication to the City is an inspiration, and I look forward to seeing what else the Mayor will accomplish on behalf of his constituents in the years to come. Next year, as the world’s eyes are focused on Charlotte as they host the Democratic National Convention and our party formally nominates President Obama as our candidate for President, I am so pleased that it will be Mayor Anthony Foxx welcoming all of us to Charlotte, the beacon of the New South.
“This race was also important for what it said about how the campaigns were conducted. Democrats demonstrated once again that we have committed volunteers and a turnout effort that far exceeds anything on the other side. In addition, Republicans learned the hard way that rooting against the success of the convention for Charlotte—an event which will bring jobs and put Charlotte on the world stage—is a recipe for disaster with voters.”