Cleveland Touts Its Affordability In Campaign to Land Democratic National Convention

Those signs would cost like $0.02 each in Cleveland.
  • Those signs would cost like $0.02 each in Cleveland.

Cleveland is on the short list of four cities vying to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. For the moment, it would appear the others have a leg up: Minneapolis, which hosted the 2008 Republican National Convention, is touting its experience.

Charlotte, which has never hosted a national convention, is selling its infrastructure: a downtown arena, plentiful hotels, and an airport with direct flights around the country.

St. Louis is playing up the enthusiasm of local citizens — including a recent concert featuring hometown legends Chuck Berry and Nelly.

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