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Denver makes its case to the GOP

The Denver Post says the sky was not cloudy when the Republican party’s site selection committee began its visit Tuesday morning to the Pepsi Center, the city’s arena and the possible location for the party’s 2016 convention.

You’ll recall that it was raining in Kansas City, heavily, when the committee traveled to the Sprint Center last Tuesday.

We don’t know what impact that will have on the discussion. If any.

But the Denver tour appears similar to the one here, and the one last week in Cleveland. The Pepsi Center was the site for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, except on its final night, when it was moved to Denver’s football stadium.

As in Kansas City, the committee’s arena tour was closed. But officials will meet with the media later Tuesday morning.

In a news conference Monday, Denver convention chair Peter Coors took a shot at Kansas City’s efforts last week.

“I can’t believe,” he said, “they’d make the decision to go a city on the basis of whether they were razzle-dazzled by fireworks or some celebrities.”