Dems to go south for 2012 confab

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ and RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: February 2, 2011 - 12:35 AM

Minneapolis loses bid for party's national convention to Charlotte, N.C., a foothold for Obama in the New South.

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jwblackFeb. 1, 1111:49 AM

Good, we dont need more trash in this state.

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alr213Feb. 1, 1111:49 AM

Have to wonder if the GOP convention experience here made people think twice.

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hawks88Feb. 1, 1111:50 AM

THANK GOD!!!! We already have enough marxists in this state.

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jimbig1Feb. 1, 1111:50 AM

Proves the Dem's incharge of doing business don't like the costs, dealing with officials, and benefits and BS Minneapolis has to offer. Wake up and smell the socialist cup of coffee people, even the Democratic National Party can't afford our cost structure!

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rock777Feb. 1, 1111:59 AM

MN might want to elect a few more Democrats to the state Senate and House next time; that may improve the chances and get rid of ME ME ME Bachmann too!

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happylibberFeb. 1, 1112:02 PM

Who cares? But I would like to ask all you posters something; How the hell did Ellison get elected? He's mentally ill. Only in Minnesota....or the middle east I guess.

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acidradioFeb. 1, 1112:04 PM

I'm not disappointed. The last large political convention only served to disrupt everything for everyone. A group that had no care for us other than to have a big meeting here caused everyone major inconvenience. The supposed gain to local restaurants and merchants was heavily offset by lack of productivity and added hassle to everyone else who lives and works in this city. And this is coming from a Republican!

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peteandrogerFeb. 1, 1112:04 PM

Very interesting. The Dem's were willing to spend millions to prepare for a 2-day event that would attract millions of dollars in return. This would be good for the state, economy, jobs, etc. However, that logic evaporates when there is talk about using taxpayer money to build a new stadium that would produce even far more revenue for the economy, jobs, etc. Not to mention this would be for years to come, not just 2 days of nutcases. One more example of contradiction from the DFL party.

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SupervonFeb. 1, 1112:06 PM

It costs a lot less to put on a convention in a non-union city. The costs in Minneapolis were probably double as a result of the Unions and their fleecing stewards. Good move, Democrats.

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senorsabrosoFeb. 1, 1112:07 PM

Democrats had held the majority in the NC Senate since 1870. That all changed last election. Republicans had already held the majority in the House. The "solid" south is no more.

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