A Minnesota congressman says Minneapolis, and not Charlotte, would have been a smarter pick for the DNC.
"Charlotte’s a good place, so congratulations to them," U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune as saying. "But I wish it had been here. It would have been smarter to be here. You’ve got the entire Midwest.”
Meanwhile, Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak "is putting the best face on the city losing out on landing" the DNC, according to a report from Minneapolis-St. Paul television station KSTP.
"Rybak says he's disappointed, but he says Minneapolis proved itself capable of hosting a major event simply by being a finalist, according to the story which you can read here. "He vowed the city would continue competing for such events in the future."
St. Paul hosted the Republican national convention in 2008. -- APRIL BETHEA