“One hundred years ago – in 1908 – the nation looked to Denver as Democrats nominated one of America’s greatest orators, William Jennings Bryan,” the official letter of intent reads. “It would be a great honor – and an historic event – for Denver to host the Democratic National Convention again a century later.”
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New national interest in Colorado as political battleground and regional interest in a Western-states primary has local officials enthused.
“There has been a lot of talk about this Western states primary, so if we take more of a regional approach we really think it will be a strong application,” said City Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth, who is co-chairwoman of a committee in charge of courting the Democrats. “I’m excited.”
If we do get the convention, count me in! I don’t care who I have to finagle, I’m there!