Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Denver site visit preview

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The TAG visits Denver this week:

A Democratic National Committee team begins arriving in Denver this evening for a three-day tour to determine if the Mile High City has the right stuff to host the 2008 presidential nominating convention.

The Denver 2008 Host Committee is eager to showcase the metro region, buoyed by buzz that Denver’s stacking up well against competing cities — New York, Minneapolis and New Orleans.

"Our motto is ‘We’re better by a mile’ and we believe it," said Denver City Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth, a co-chair of the host committee. "We have the infrastructure. We have the great people. We have everything going for us."

Denver boosters continue to stress that it would be the "Western states" Democratic National Convention, tapping into the reported DNC strategy that the Mountain Western could deliver a bounty of swing states key to winning back the White House in 2008.

The nine-member DNC convention technical team will tour the prospective convention site, the Pepsi Center, meet civic and business leaders and tour some of the region’s signature attractions, from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field.

"We think our chances are looking very good," said Denver attorney Steve Farber, another committee co-chair. "We know we have competition out there. We’re just going to put our best foot forward and showcase Denver and the West."

Denver this week, and Minneapolis next week.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm going for Denver. It's the best choice if we want to start winning elections again.

Anonymous said...

Denver's A great city! They should win the bid. Colorados electoral votes definitly would help us in the election.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Denver pretty anti-union? It's hard to imagine the Party's party going to a city where labor is an afterthought instead of a player.

Anonymous said...

Labor's a player with the Colorado Democratic Party, and they've been a part of this bid process. The Denver Host Committee has bent over backward to ensure that labor is well-represented in the bid and to ensure union labor is hired at every step of the way.

eb said...

How many accessible hotel rooms do they have? What about accessible shuttles, cabs, etc.

Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago, Denver was named as one of the top five most accessible cities in the nation.

Anonymous said...

That's true. And Denver is has also got a national reputation for kindness. Let's go Denver! I don't know about anyone else, but I want to hear "Rocky Mountain High" at my party's convention. Let's take it to the Mile High City! Hey, we all know Michael Moore's rootin' for Denver!

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