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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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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.