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Former DNC chair: 'We ought to make this the permanent site'

Former Democratic National Committee boss Terry McAuliffe gave high praise to the city of Charlotte for hosting this year's event.

McAuliffe spoke to NewsChannel 36 anchor Ben Thompson from the convention floor late Thursday night as the confetti fell from inside Time Warner Cable Arena.

"I've got to take my hat off to Charlotte. They did a magnificent job. It's a great city. It was easy to get around, great hospitality."

McAuliffe has been to 10 conventions, and ran two previous ones in Boston and Los Angeles. He joked with Mayor Foxx Thursday about making Charlotte the home for the DNC.

"I think we should make Charlotte--I went up and saw your mayor for a little bit--and I said we ought to make this the permanent site," McAuliffe said smiling.

MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist gave high praise, too.

"The energy in Charlotte has been incredible. We just came from Tampa. They had a great convention but the downtown area didn't have anywhere near this energy. You walk around, the streets are full of excitement," he said. "You can tell why people really like to live here in Charlotte."

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