10 Senators call for Denver Convention
The campaign to put the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver is picking up steam. From the AP:
As the head of the Democratic Party moves closer to choosing the site of the 2008 convention, 10 senators and senators-elect from the western half of the nation said the Mile High City is a natural choice. ...
The letter noted that since 2002, Democrats have won GOP-held governorships in Montana, Kansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Last month, Democrats also picked up a Republican-held Senate seat in Montana and GOP-held House seats in Colorado and Arizona.
“In 2008, our presidential nominee will have, for the first time in many years, an excellent chance of winning several Western states, which would secure enough key Electoral College votes to restore our leadership in the White House,” the letter said. “In short, the West is the Democratic Party's new frontier.” ...
Signing the letter were Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada, the incoming Senate majority leader; Ken Salazar of Colorado; Max Baucus and Sen.-elect Jon Tester of Montana; Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico; Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad of North Dakota; Maria Cantwell of Washington; Tim Johnson of South Dakota; and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
Keep up the pressure, folks.
Your Personal Note:
There is no better way to demonstrate that the power center of the party has shifted away from the coasts than a Denver convention. You go, Blue Dogs!
Posted by: Zak J. | Dec 13, 2006 3:02:32 PM
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(and yes, we know that sometimes they're very, very wrong. Other times, they're right on.)