Thursday, January 11, 2007

Denver reaction

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Here are some items from Denver newspaper coverage:

Denver Post:

"The initial euphoria and excitement was joined by anxiety about how much work we have to do," said Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. ... Democrats had to weigh the city's maturity against its political potential in making the choice. In the months-long campaign for the convention, Denver was often a sentimental favorite, but the practicality of holding a large convention in a city of about 550,000 people created skepticism.

Questions about whether Denver officials could convince party leaders that the Denver community could raise the necessary millions of dollars and provide thousands of hotel rooms lingered throughout.

It all started when City Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth attended a local reception for Governor Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Comittee. During a question and answer session, Wedgeworth raised her hand and Dean called on her.

"And I just said, Governor Dean we have hosted the Pope, we have hosted world leaders and the NBA All-Star game," recalled Wedgeworth. "I think we can do the Democratic convention. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

We look forward to having you in Denver!! Thanks for your support.

And, don't forget to come and play in the mountains.