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100 Days Out From the Democratic Convention


This Saturday, the Democratic Convention in Denver will be 100 days away. How big an affair will it be? Reading this DNCC press release today, it’s hard not to start getting excited:

The convention is expected to be a big boon to Denver:

The Democratic National Convention, held from August 25-28, 2008, is expected to pump an estimated $160 million into the Denver area’s economy and draw up to 50,000 visitors to the region.

Before Denver was selected as the Convention site, there was a lot of talk about whether holding it would be a boon or a nightmare for the city. Given the intense national interest in the presidential nomination race this year and the registration of hundreds of thousands of new Democrats, I think the convention will be a huge benefit to Denver, both financially and image-wise.

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