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Portland Declines Nomination to Compete to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention (Oregon)
Willamette Week ^ | 02/25/2014 | Aaron Mesh

Posted on 02/25/2014 4:56:46 PM PST by aimhigh

It turns out Portland could be more blue. Mayor Charlie Hales' office has declined an offer from the Democratic National Committee to compete to host the party's 2016 national convention.

The DNC placed Portland among about 30 cities tapped as possible hosts for the Presidential nominating convention, according to CNN. But Hales' office turned the offer down.

(Excerpt) Read more at wweek.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: convention; dnc; portland

1 posted on 02/25/2014 4:56:47 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Keep Portland Weird!


2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:00:43 PM PST by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: Salvation

I thank God for saving us Oregonians from that cesspool.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:02:27 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

I think the DNC still owes a bunch of $$$ to Charlotte from 2012.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:05:10 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: aimhigh

Portland - a liberal city - doesn’t want to host the Dems? I guess even LIBERAL CITIES don’t want to be associated with Dems.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:06:42 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: CMailBag

Yes, I thought Charlotte had lost money on the convention. The prestige of hosting a political convention, and the costs involved, just aren’t worth it to some cities.

I bet the DNC is shocked that their invitation to bid for the convention was flatly turned down.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:08:21 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: kennyboy509

Weird? Portland?

http://youtu.be/AVmq9dq6Nsg


7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:08:39 PM PST by Misterioso (Some of my best acquaintances are Black.)
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To: aimhigh
Well, I'm surprised.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:20:24 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

That statue is a commemoration to beating communism. He has to see capitalism at work forever, plus he gets pissed on ALL the time.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:23:35 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: aimhigh
The city's leadership is not so stupid after all...

DNC won’t repay Duke Energy for Charlotte convention costs

10 posted on 02/25/2014 5:24:58 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kennyboy509

In a perfect world it will be held in Detroit.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:27:37 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: aimhigh

I suspect the new Dim Mayor of Seattle and the Dem WA Gov, Jay Inslee (former Dem congresscritter) will welcome them with open arms (ugh!).


12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:28:34 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: kennyboy509
The Amnesty_crats should hold it in Tijuana.

Maybe put a few heads on a stake to get the media"s attention... /bad humor

13 posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:16 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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14 posted on 02/25/2014 5:38:23 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: hattend

What’s that got to do with Portland?


15 posted on 02/25/2014 5:39:47 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: kennyboy509

They probably didn’t want to get stiffed for the services and holding the bag on a lot more.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 5:43:48 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: steve86
What’s that got to do with Portland?

It's in Portland

17 posted on 02/25/2014 5:44:53 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: aimhigh
They could always pick the other Portland, in Maine.

There are lots of heavily-Democratic cities that would make good host sites: East St. Louis, Detroit, Memphis....

18 posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:42 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: hattend

It’s not in Portland.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 6:02:49 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: hattend

No. That’s Seattle.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 6:04:20 PM PST by stormer
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To: aimhigh

From the comments: “Instead of looking for opportunities to...put our City on the national radar...”

Oh, you are, believe me. For meth and nasty soccer fans..


21 posted on 02/25/2014 6:12:43 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: hattend

Did this the statue used to be in Seattle or do they still have theirs?


22 posted on 02/25/2014 6:14:54 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: beelzepug

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin,_Seattle


23 posted on 02/25/2014 6:21:24 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

So that is the one in Seattle. I’m very familiar with the Freakmont district. They have a really cool troll under their bridge.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 6:38:33 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: beelzepug

Yes. Seattle, not Portland.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 6:48:02 PM PST by stormer
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To: aimhigh

gay friendly Phoenix?


26 posted on 02/25/2014 7:11:25 PM PST by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: aimhigh

Fine with me!


27 posted on 02/25/2014 9:55:26 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: aimhigh; goodnesswins; PROCON; Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; Hieronymus

If you would like more information about Oregon, please FReepmail me. I lost my Oregon list when my computer crashed recently.

28 posted on 02/25/2014 9:56:37 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: beelzepug; stormer; steve86

You are all right. I get my commie towns mixed up sometimes.

I blame CRS.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 10:02:38 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: aimhigh

Who would think it? But, for some reason I thought the parties usually tried to land their national conventions in swing districts, and Portland is definitely not that.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 6:13:56 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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