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Columnist Rob Reuteman writes in today's Rocky Mountain News:
Host committee co-chair, Steve Farber has already met with Dean about the city's bid to host [the 2008 Democratic Convention]: "He's given us indications Denver should be in the final three."There are a lot more interesting notes from this article:
- The host committee has already raised $400,000.
- Chris gates, co-chairman of the host committee, notes that the final decision will made after the November mid-terms:
"In the end, it's Dean's decision, and the November elections will affect it," Gates said. "It's as much about politics as it is about the technical capabilities of any city to stage a convention. And the West is the new battleground for the presidency."
- Denver's bid would put most of the convention action at the Pepsi Center, with the final night at Invesco Field.
Update: I would note, however, that Invesco field is actually very close to the Pepsi Center - there's just Interstate 87 between them. In theory, they could use the same security perimeter, and almost the same transportation setup. I still think the cost, however, is still a major factor.