Convention delegates happy, despite cost
ST. PAUL - National political conventions cost millions of dollars - some from the federal treasury - but even many fiscally conservative delegates don't mind.
It is worth the money, Minnesota delegates from both major parties said, because it draws attention to presidential candidates.
"It gives those somewhat interested a moment to pause to listen to the candidate," said Jessica Rohloff of Willmar, who plans to ride a train to the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
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