What’s 15 million between friends

From the Associated Press (via TPM)

The host committee for the Democratic National Convention faces a possible shortfall of $15 million, complicating logistics for the August event and forcing it to abruptly postpone a media walkthrough of the site scheduled for next week.

But not to worry, they have 1 more day to raise the remaining 15 million or…

Last week, Denver city auditor Dennis Gallagher sent a letter to Mayor John Hickenlooper saying taxpayers are concerned they may get stuck with the tab if Denver can’t come up with another $15 million by Monday.

What does happen if we’re this short – charge delegates admission?

ps – if you want to make a donation to help out, don’t go to www.demconvention.com – they have no contribute button. Gee, you think that might be part of why they’re short?

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6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Laughing Boy says:

    They might have to go REALLY green.  Like El Ranch campground green.

  2. Half Glass Full says:

    What, we can’t even throw a decent convention?

    If Denver doesn’t come up with the added money to make this fly, we’ll lose many times more the $15 million in lost tourism and other revenue.

    • Precinct854 says:

      If you don’t like living in a cowtown move somewhere else!

      More seriously I do not get the people who want Denver to be something other than what it is when there are all these other wonderful cities out there. That’s the charming thing about living in the US. If the city you live in isn’t to your taste there is probably one that is somewhere in this big country.

      I grew up in Colorado. I moved to Denver and I like it better than living out in a small town becoming more and more of a bedroom community. I’ve also lived elsewhere (San Francisco for eight months) and traveled quite a bit. I like Denver better. Nowhere is perfect, but Denver and Colorado works for me.

      I like that we’re the sort of place that rejected the Olympics because of the combination of anti-tax libertarians, green liberals, and anti-newcomer conservatives. I hate that we spent money on the damn sports venues that we the public don’t even end up owning. And if they try to use city money for the DNC, even though I’m a staunch Democrat, I’ll do my best to cut them off at the knees. Taypayer money should not go to a week long party infomercial/pep rally.

      Matthew

  3. With all of the online contributions the Democrats have been seeing this cycle, you’d think the DNCC could come up with a Contribute button.

    If it makes anyone feel better, I don’t think Boston was in any better shape at this time of the season.

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