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Minneapolis likely out as 2012 DNC site, Politico says

Democratic National Committee members have apparently narrowed the field of contenders for the 2012 national convention to St. Louis or Charlotte, Politico reports, citing insiders.

That leaves Minneapolis out in the cold. Cleveland, too. It was the fourth finalist.

Says Politico:

“[T]he party seems to be leaning against Minneapolis largely because Republicans held their 2008 convention in St. Paul. And while Ohio has battleground state allure, Cleveland’s convention facilities are seen as subpar; the Nov. 2 defeat of Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland further hurt the city’s chances.”

Some think Charlotte has the inside track. A decision is expected in the next few weeks.

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