A political/business consultant from Waxhaw is organizing a Charlotte festival for conservatives that he hopes will provide “an alternative voice” the week thousands of Democrats are in town for their national convention.
Jason Lambert said “Rock the Red 2012” – planned for Sept. 5 in 11,000-seat Bojangles’ Coliseum – will feature as-yet-unnamed national conservative speakers as well as country and rock music acts. Over the past year, Lambert has had a hand in bringing then-GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Union County. More here.
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