Friday, June 6, 2008

Delegation parties cancelled. Event to recognize The Spirit Of New Orleans

Denver's CBS 4 reports that the host committee's individual parties for delegations have been cancelled. Click here to read the story.

The story explains the reason...

"The Democratic National Convention Host Committee in Denver has run into some trouble. The committee is so far behind in its fundraising efforts it's canceled dozens of big events during the convention week. Host Committee spokesman Chris Lopez told CBS4's Raj Chohan they decided to have one big party instead of a bunch of smaller ones. He claims it wasn't solely about the money, but some of the venues Chohan spoke with said that's exactly what it was about. CBS4 learned the suggestion for one party came from DNC chairman Howard Dean. He wanted a benefit event in support of the Friends of New Orleans. The convention marks 3 years since Hurricane Katrina. The single benefit party means the Friends of New Orleans helps pick up the tab."

The Texas party was going to be at The Wildlife Experience.
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