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No dis intended: Chicago not invited to bid on '08 Dem convention-- city not interested

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A few weeks ago the Republican National Committee asked more than 30 cities to bid to host the 2008 presidential nominating convention. Chicago was on the RNC long list, though the city has no interest in pursuing the business..
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The Democratic National Committee announced that eleven cities have expressed an interest in hosting the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The include: Anaheim, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, and San Antonio.

Democratic National Committee Invites Eleven Cities To Submit Proposals To Host The 2008 Democratic National ConventionThe 2008 Democratic National Convention will be held from August 25-28.

“We're very pleased with the unprecedented interest in hosting the Democratic National Convention,��? said DNC Chairman Howard Dean. “We look forward to joining with Democrats around the country as we nominate the Party’s candidate for president and the effective leadership and vision that Democrats are offering America.��?

The Democratic National Convention generates millions in economic benefits to a Host City. It was estimated that the 2004 Convention in Boston generated $156 million and the 2000 Convention in Los Angeles generated $147 million. [Boston Herald, 11/14/02; Orlando Sentinel, 1/17/06]

Site visits by the DNC’s Technical Advisory Committee will occur in the summer of 2006.

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The obvious choices would be Denver, because the mountain west is the most promising area of growth for the Democratic Party, and New Oreleans -- as a symbol of the consequences of Republican "governance".

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