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St. Louis considering 2012 convention bids

by: Matt

Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 22:30:25 PM EST


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DemConWatch has a new favorite reporter: Kristen Hinman of the weekly St. Louis Riverfront Times. Why? Because she knows how to cut through the chaff to find the important news:

Now that 2010 is afoot, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay wants your take on the biggest news-makers of 2009, a la Time magazine's "Person of the Year". In his weekly poll released today, Slay asks you to pick from his pre-fab list of last year's biggest game-changers.
...
[But] if you're an astute consumer of news, there's one whopper of a potential game-changer in there that might have jumped out at you.
 
And it is:

    St. Louis mulls bid for a national political convention.

Hizzoner has been chatting it up with mayors in other cities that have hosted political pow-wows, says his flack, Kara Bowlin. But Bowlin says she doubts the city will make a bid this time-round. 

And an actual on-the-record quote from within a City Hall! Very rare. While it doesn't sound like St. Louis will go forward, and I would guess the number of hotel rooms would be a problem for the city, our kudos go out to Ms. Hinman, and she should be an example to all you other local city hall reporters out there. Talk to your contacts - are your cities thinking about bidding???

Matt :: St. Louis considering 2012 convention bids

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