Republicans and Democrats are Neighborly in Belfast 

Their philosophies may be miles apart, but Democratic and Republican headquarters are nestled side-by-side in Belfast and the occupants get along just fine we’re told.It turns out that the neighborly set-up of the party field offices has a twist. The Republican office is on the left, Democrats are on the right.The positioning has drawn more than a few double takes by pedestrians.Local residents and visitors alike stop and shoot photos.Betty Johnson, who puts in time for the Democrats, says this isn’t the first time the party offices have been next door neighbors, but people just take it in stride.Republican Shirley Smith says the rivals have a respectful relationship.