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The Republican National Convention in St. Paul is still 4,000 volunteers short of their 10,000 volunteer goal. In comparison, the Democratic National Convention has 25,000 volunteers and is limiting each to only 4 hours of work. Now the RNC Host Committee, Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback and St Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are asking for help... even from Democrats.
"This is not about being partisan; it's about putting our [Minnesota's] best foot forward," McFarland said. "It's been 116 years since we have had a convention here and this is a chance to be a part of history."
Volunteers need to fill out an application by July 15. Applications are available at www.msp2008.com/volunteer. They also will need to undergo a background check and attend training session scheduled for late July and August, McFarland said.