Denver, CO, which hosted the 2008 Democrat National Convention, has officially begun its bid to land the 2016 Republican Convention.
Here is what The Denver Post reported.
Say what you will about Barack Obama presidency, but I will be the first to tell you that the 2008 DNC was a well run event and was the perfect way for Obama to take the nomination. (Many people do not remember since Sen. John McCain announcement of Sarah Palin as his V.P. nominee made the Denver DNC be forgotten) While it is unknown who the finalists for the 2016 RNC will be it is safe to say that Denver, having hosted a well run and successful event, is a top tier candidate to make it to the final round.Top Republicans have coalesced around a plan to bid for Denver to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, and they say they also have enlisted the help of two top Democratic political leaders in Colorado.GOP supporters of the effort said Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, both Democrats, are on board to co-chair the bid, but Hancock's office said he was still considering the extent of his involvement."We have strong support from the offices of Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock," said Ryan Call, the chairman of the state's Republican Party.Denver hosted the 2008 Democratic National Convention, which local political and business leaders viewed as a success. As then-mayor of Denver, Hickenlooper played a key role in raising about $60 million to bring the Democratic convention to Denver.
Something that the RNC can't ignore has been the success of conservative grass roots in the recent recall of Democrat State Senators, along with the possibility that Republicans could retake the Govenor's mansion in 2014.
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