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Dem convention to feature citizen ‘Town Hall’; does GOP gathering face an ‘enthusiasm gap’?

Convention Countdown
Democratic National Convention

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DAYS TO GO
DENVER
Aug. 25-28

The Democratic National Convention will become an “American Town Hall,” with citizens from eight cities, including host Denver, asking questions dealing with issues average people care about, the Denver Post reports.

Republican National Convention

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DAYS TO GO
ST. PAUL
Sept. 1-4

Is the Republican National Convention facing an “enthusiasm gap”? Politico thinks so. It says: “While excitement is building for a Democratic Party convention capped by  Barack Obama’s historic acceptance speech before a sold-out, 75,000-seat football stadium, the GOP convention the following week is shaping up to be a considerably more staid affair, marked by the conspicuous absence of many of the usual convention attendees.”

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