CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The winning city to host the Democratic National Convention could be announced any day now.
Charlotte is in the running along with St. Louis, Cleveland and Minneapolis.
The New York Times recently listed the pros and cons for each city.
For Charlotte, the pros are: President Obama's surprise victory in the state in 2008; a compact downtown that's easy to navigate and entertainment near the city like Charlotte Motor Speedway and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
As for the cons, the large banking presence may make the Democrats uncomfortable because of the bailouts, and Charlotte has no union hotels. Also, the hot and humid weather could play against the Southern city.
A final decision is expected by the end of the year.