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I've been tracking the union issues with Denver's bid for the 2008 Democratic Convention, and Colorado Confidential is reporting that Denver's chances to host the convention have been affected: New York is another city vying for the convention, but Democratic Leadership Council members in Denver last month claimed New York is definitely "out."
The political “buzz” about the location of the Democratic National Convention has Denver slipping into second behind St Paul/Minneapolis because of Union problems and lack of facilities, according to sources within the national party circle. They acknowledged that Denver Mayor Hickenlooper is working on the labor problems, but with the DNC decision expected in November, will he have enough time to solve the problems?The union issues are known, but it's not clear to me what "lack of facilities" refers to, unless it's referring to the lack of adjacent media workspace, which should not be a show-stopper for Denver's bid. It would be great if the Denver supporters give us their thoughts on these issues in the comments.
New York is another city vying for the convention, but Democratic Leadership Council members in Denver last month claimed New York is definitely "out."