Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Final bids due September 5th

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The three cities hoping to host the 2008 Democratic National Convention have until September 5th to submit their "best offers":

Four senior Democratic Party officials returned to the Twin Cities last week, inquiring about the region's bus inventory and literally counting parking spaces outside St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center, the venue party officials have said they'd like if they come to Minnesota.

"There are a couple of pieces to the puzzle yet, a couple of outstanding things yet to be resolved, but we're confident that we have a great shot at hosting at least one of these conventions," said Erin Dady, St. Paul's marketing director.

She said Minnesota organizers will mail a "best offer" to Democratic Party officials, probably on Friday, ahead of a Sept. 5 deadline for the paperwork.

Party spokesman Damien LaVera, a member of the initial delegation to the Twin Cities, said Monday a site selection delegation is making a standard follow-up visit to all three cities on the short list to host the 2008 gathering. The third candidate is New York City.

LaVera declined to characterize the questions put to Minnesota or any other organizers and also declined to discuss any deadline for responses. "We're asking all the cities to provide the last answers to various questions," LaVera said.


Anonymous said...

DENVER!! Rocky Mountain High!

Demrock6 said...

It may or may not help but 2008 is also the state of Minnesota’s 150 year anniversary as a state as well.

Anonymous said...

"Demrock6", that's an interesting fact about Minnesota. I hope that it's good karma for them :)