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Eat your heart out Fla GOP: Fla Dems get prime convention hotel in NC



The Republican National Committee has promised to give Republican delegates from Florida lousy hotel accomodations at the Aug. 27-30 national convention in Tampa as an additional penalty for holding a Jan. 31 primary in violation of the national party's sanctioned primary. It looks like Florida's Democratic delegates will be sitting pretty, however, in Charlotte, N.C.

Newly released hotel assignments for the Sept. 4-6 Democratic National Convention have Florida's delegates staying at the Marriott City Center, a five-minute walk from the Time Warner Cable Arena where most of the convention will be held. The home state delegation from North Carolina are assigned the Crowne Plaza Uptown, a 12 minute walk from the arena.

No word yet on where the RNC will assign the Florida delegation in Tampa Bay, though options abound.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:40pm]


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