Monday, January 07, 2008

Michigan loses its hotel rooms at the Red Lion

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It looks like Michigan delegates will need to start searching for hotel rooms outside of the Denver metro area. Unless the reservations aren't truly released delegates will be hard-pressed to find a hotel with enough rooms anywhere close to downtown.

Michigan Democrats no longer can count on getting hotel rooms at their national convention in Denver.

The Democratic National Committee's Rules Committee last month stripped Michigan of its 156 national convention delegates as punishment for scheduling an early presidential primary in violation of party rules. State party officials had until Saturday to come up with an alternative to the Jan. 15 contest, but declined to do so.

That decision caused the DNC to informally tell state Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer that the party no longer has reservations at the Red Lion Hotel Denver Central during the Aug. 25-28 convention, state party spokesman Jason Moon said Monday. - AP

You can read our previous stories about Michigan and the convention here