Former Charlotte mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Richard Vinroot and former Raleigh mayor (and possible future Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Charles Meeker join together at noon today in the Queen City.
Bob Phillips of Common Cause North Carolina explains why:
Former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot, a Republican and former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker, a Democrat will be announcing today their partnership in seeking to end gerrymandering in North Carolina.
Both mayors want politics taken out of the redistricting process and will be creating a new coalition called North Carolinians to End Gerrymandering Now.
Vinroot and Meeker will announce the partnership in a noon news conference in downtown Charlotte.