September 27th, 2006
01:41 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP Convention History: If it's Minneapolis. . .

WASHINGTON (CNN) – If the Republians pick Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the site of their national convention in 2008, it will mark only the second time in history that the city has hosted a major party's presidential nominating convention.

The first and only time was in 1892 when the GOP re-nominated President Benjamin Harrison for a second term. He lost that year in the general election to Democrat Grover Cleveland.

The Democrats have never held their national convention in Minneapolis.


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