It looks as though the Republicans may be playing electoral politics with their choice of the city that will host the party's national convention in 2000. Six of the nine finalists are in states that the GOP lost in the '96 Presidential election: Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. Republican sources on Capitol Hill say two favorites--Chicago and New Orleans--are in swing states key to the GOP's bid to capture the White House.
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