Salt Lake City won't bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention


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  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    June 9, 2014 4:17 p.m.

    makes sense since there are only 7 dems in the state

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    June 9, 2014 4:33 p.m.

    Many more than 7.
    But it was probably fun to tick or the GOP for a bit.

  • USA Salt Lake City, UT
    June 9, 2014 5:17 p.m.

    It would be a great event for the city to host a major political party convention, Republican or Democratic. If not 2016, let's try for 2020.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    June 9, 2014 6:20 p.m.

    "Salt Lake City won't bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention"

    Democrats are really going to be choked up about that.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 9, 2014 6:25 p.m.

    Probably a good thing...we wouldn't want the coastal Democrats to see what a good economy looks like. It might disrupt that whole "government will take care of you" kick they're on.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    June 9, 2014 7:34 p.m.

    Why doesn't the Deseret News consider attacks against liberal voters to be worthy of their censorship? When a physician friend of mine (a female with neat, long graying hair) spent the last election holding up a sign at a busy corner encouraging everyone to vote, people swore at her, spit at her, threw things at her, and yelled things like "Get a job, hippy." Really?

    This convention was a missed opportunity for the leaders in Salt Lake to show their values to a wider audience.

    Are we supposed to believe that Salt Lake was big enough to handle the Olympics, but too small and too tired to host a political convention?

    This could have been the perfect opportunity to help restore cooperation to American politics. Sad choice.

  • Katelyn Provo, USA, UT
    June 9, 2014 7:55 p.m.

    This is disappointing. Hosting a convention for either party would be great publicity for Salt Lake, and hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention could help bring a wider political audience to the city. Hopefully we can be considered for future years.

  • jpc53 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 9, 2014 8:26 p.m.

    I am shocked, totally shocked that we didn't get it.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    Democratic Convention here? .....we just got rid of a bunch of libs, why would we want them back?

    They can't name one accomplishment in 100 years.........except growing the govt bigger, adding more to the welfare rolls than ever, killing jobs and the economy and raising taxes!