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Hosting the GOP

Three cities, Tampa, New Orleans and New York, are finalists to play host to 2004 Republican National Convention. Here are some facts and figures about each city:

Number of cities, including Tampa, that are in the running for the 2004 Republican National Convention: 3

Number of hotel rooms in Tampa: 18,464

Number of hotel rooms in New Orleans: 33,022

Number of hotel rooms in New York City: 67,500

Number of restaurants in Tampa/Hillsborough County: 1,900

Number of restaurants in New Orleans: 1,500

Number of restaurants in New York City: 18,000

Number of registered Republican voters in Tampa/Hillsborough County: 185,625

Percent of registered voters overall: 36

Number of registered Republican voters in New Orleans: 32,264

Percent of registered voters overall: 12

Number of registered Republican voters in New York City: 527,088

Percent of registered voters overall: 12

Rank of Tampa in the Old Spice "Sweatiest Summer Cities" study: 8

Rank of New Orleans: 3

Rank of New York City: 30

_ Compiled by Tamara Lush and researcher John Martin.

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