October 06, 2006

Denver On Inside Track For '08 Democratic National Convention

Key Dems have lent their support to Denver's bid for the DNC in '08:
US Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and three other Democratic senators are backing Denver in the two-way race to host the 2008 National Democratic Convention.

Denver and New York City are vying for the convention. The Republican party has already chosen Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota for its 2008 convention.

Reid, of Nevada, joins Senators Ken Salazar of Colorado, Max Baucus of Montana and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico are urging the Democratic National Committee to choose Denver.

The Western States senators say holding the convention in the West is a chance for Democrats to show off the strength, character and vision of the parity's eventual presidential nominee.
The decision has yet to be made, but having prominent western senators backing Denver's bid helps to leverage against New York's built in prominence, positioning, and population.

More on the senators' endorsement of Denver here.


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