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We're not sure if New Yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief or upset not to have some crazy protests, as the Republican party has decided to hold its 2008 convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul. New York City, which hosted the 2004 Republican National Convention, was trying to land the Republican and Democrat conventions for 2008 because money is money. Since Minnesota is considered a swing state, the Democrats were also considering it as a 2008 convention site. But it seems like the Republicans are striking while the iron is hot: Minneapolis' mayor said the city cannot have two conventions.

Now the Democrats get to choose between NYC and Denver (New Orleans withdrew its bid). Will the Democrats choose New York, site of the 1992 convention, or Denver, whose last convention was a 100 years ago?