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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:28 AM
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Give 'em Hell Harry wants DENVER -not- NYC for '08 Democratic Convention

The DNC has narrowed the choices down numerous times, and now it's down to the final two choices.. Denver or NYC.
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By Daniel J. ChacC3n, Rocky Mountain News
October 6, 2006


Senate leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, and three other Democratic U.S. senators are backing Denver's bid to host the 2008 party convention, calling the West the new frontier for the Democratic Party.

Reid and Sens. Ken Salazar, of Colorado, Max Baucus, of Montana, and Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico, endorsed the Mile High City in a letter to Howard Dean, the Democratic National Committee chairman.



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"The momentum is building every day, not only locally and regionally but nationally," said Denver City Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth, president of the Denver 2008 Host Committee.

"People are saying, 'Denver, Denver, Denver,' " she said."



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Endorsements: Denver vs. New York

Democratic heavyweights are taking sides in the selection of a city to host the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Denver's supporters: Sen. Max Baucus, of Montana; Sen. Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico; Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada; Sen. Ken Salazar, of Colorado; and Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal.

New York City's supporters: Sens. Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer, Rep. Charles Rangel and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, all of New York.Source: Denver And New York City 2008 Host Committees

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1...

Rock on Denver!!





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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:35 AM
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1. 2008
It won't matter if we don't get bushco out before then. There will be some excuse to "delay the election" so the slimy bastards get to "stay the course".
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:37 AM
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2. Feh, I have an aversion to Colorado. It's ridiculous, but I feel it's
just an evil place. Dumb, I know.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:10 AM
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6. Hey! I live here. It's a great city to have the DNC convention
We just expanded the Colorado Convention Center and added some new hotels. Yeah, DNC wanted to get unionized hotels, but there aren't many here. Denver is bluest of blue in a deep purplish state that could swing to the Dems (we have 11 EV's)

Hawkeye-X
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:15 AM
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8. DENVER is da SH!T~~ yay DENVER!
I'll be there. Check out the rockies....the Libenskind museum addition...the whole thing!!! We need the heartland.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:20 AM
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9. Altitude. I've lived at high altitude, and I don't especially like it.
I say go for NYC...or somewhere, ANYWHERE closer to sea level.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:45 AM
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3. Denver wants the convention so much, the Hyatt Regency created a UNION !!
Knowing that the Democratic Party seeks out hotels that are unionized.. the Denver Hyatt Regency took care of that problem!

They created a union!



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Workers at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center have formed a union, organizers reported today.

The city-bonded Hyatt has been the focus of union and political attention since organized labor voted earlier this year to oppose Denver's bid for the 2008 Democratic National Convention unless the hotel was unionized.

Labor groups have formally pulled their opposition to Denver's bid, but today's announcement only bolsters the city's bid for the convention.

Katie Gerken, the spokeswoman for Unite Here which led the effort to organize the hotel, said the Hyatt formally recognized the new union this morning.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_4418231

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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:50 AM
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4. Bad deal, Harry. Alcohol and altitude are dangerous partners.
I can just see the bad press coming out of THAT one.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:05 AM
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5. Ah c'mon Tom.. Harry doesn't partake in intoxicating beverages..
Now some of us DU'ers that meet up there.. that's another story!

I think we need to have a "DU Meetup" and reserve a block of rooms at that Hyatt..

If Denvers wins (and it's sure looking like it will).. the convention is slated for the Pepsi Center!




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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:13 AM
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7. FWIW, Pepsi Center is owned by the Rethugs.
Stanley Kroenke of Walmart fortune.

I wouldn't have it there. Colorado Convention Center was just expanded and can hold the DNC convention there instead. It's owned by the city and county of Denver!

And it's just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Hyatt Unionized hotel! :D

Hawkeye-X
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:53 AM
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11. Doesn't matter who owns the joint.. they want the bucks!!
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 01:57 AM by larissa
I'm sure they plan to use the Convention Center (for some meetings, etc..) since it has a walkway to the Hyatt Regency.

Wow.. nice convention center for sure -->

But the Pepsi Center has 4x the seating capacity and that's where they plan the main convention~

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In any event... let's party DU'ers!!
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:27 AM
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10. Well, maybe...
I greatly prefer the Hotel Monaco, downtown.

There is this great Argentinian(?) restaurant - Los Cabos II - around the way that has the finest music in America every Tuesday night.

But I can be there at the drop of a hat.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:36 AM
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12. From http://electionprediction.us
"Colorado

State Overview: Colorado has been reliable Republican except for its vote for Bill Clinton in 1992. However, Colorado is moving quickly to the Democratic column presidentially. Out of the Republican states, it is ranked 5th in movement to the left. Colorado is the 24th most Democratic state. On the state level, Colorado is already in the process of becoming Democratic."


Maybe a Convention there could be helpful.
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