September 28th, 2006
09:24 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP Convention: Location, Location, Location

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)


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