Not in 2008: Frank Poe, CEO of the Dallas Convention Center City of Dallas, stated in a May 1, 2006 e-mail, "Dallas is not preparing a bid for either meeting for 2008.  Current business activity in our primary convention facilities do not provide the dates needed for either meeting.........We believe 2012 would be a better time period for Dallas to prepare bid documents for these two important meetings."

City of Dallas

January 13, 2006

The Honorable Howard Dean, M.D.
Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Chairman Dean:

Thank you for your correspondence seeking our interest in bidding for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.  Please include Dallas on your distribution list of the formal RFP that is scheduled to go out in February.

Thank you for the opportunity to host the convention.  Please contact me if there is ever anything I can do for you.


Laura Miller