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View Diary: New Orleans drops bid to host Dem convention (225 comments)

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  •  'Drops bid?' (2+ / 0-)
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    Caldonia, vcmvo2

    We all know Chuck Schumer forced them out!

    •  NOLA dropped out (0+ / 0-)

      the Dems did not force them out.

      It sucks living next door to Richard Nixon.

      by jkfp2004 on Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 04:53:40 PM PDT

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      •  Money was the reason (2+ / 0-)
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        bree, Penny Century

        They backed out because they couldn't come up with the $70 million the DNC was asking from the host city. The business of New Orleans is convention tourism.  The government has rejected us and so has the American convention business.  Only one major convention has stayed with their original booking this summer - the ALA.  Ask the American Library Association how thankful the citizens of NOLa were for their courage for keeping their booking this summer.  They were the only ones that did.  The next large convention is in November.  Make your plans, but don't fool yourself into thinking you are helping, not hurting New Orleans.  You are taking away the one means New Orleans has to help herself.

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