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Colorado Once Red, Now 'Purple' For Politics

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Colorado Once Red, Now 'Purple' For Politics

Colorado Once Red, Now 'Purple' For Politics

Colorado Once Red, Now 'Purple' For Politics

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The idea of Denver playing host to the Democratic National Convention (DNC), to many, was unthinkable just a few years ago. But what used to be a politically red section of America is now turning blue, due to a significant shift in demographics.

Elbra Wedgeworth, president and chair of the DNC Denver 2008 Host Committee, explains why times have changed in Denver and how those changes helped convince Democrats to look no further than "the mile high city" to host the party convention.