International Edition
Search Home Page -
CNN Exchange
Thursday, September 28, 2006
GOP Convention: Location, Location, Location?
From CNN's Robert Yoon

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Minneapolis-St. Paul would host the 2008 Republican National Convention. Minnesota is an important swing state in presidential politics, but does hosting a convention in a state help you win that state? Here's a look at the track record of past convention host cities:

2004 GOP: New York City (Bush lost New York)
2004 Dem: Boston (Kerry won Massachusetts)

2000 GOP: Philadelphia (Bush lost Pennsylvania)
2000 Dem: Los Angeles (Gore won California)

1996 GOP: San Diego (Dole lost California)
1996 Dem: Chicago (Clinton won Illinois)

1992 GOP: Houston (Bush won Texas)
1992 Dem: New York (Clinton won New York)

1988 GOP: New Orleans (Bush won Louisiana)
1988 Dem: Atlanta (Dukakis lost Georgia)
CNN Comment Policy: CNN encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Please note that CNN makes reasonable efforts to review all comments prior to posting and CNN may edit comments for clarity or to keep out questionable or off-topic material. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give CNN the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying information via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity. CNN Privacy Statement.
© 2007 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us. Site Map.
Offsite Icon External sites open in new window; not endorsed by
Pipeline Icon Pay service with live and archived video. Learn more
Radio News Icon Download audio news  |  RSS Feed Add RSS headlines