|Photos: The Mad Bavarian Brass Band plays outside the
entrance; campaign and interest group tables; Democratic leaders back Gov.
John Lynch on the stage; State Rep. Evalyn S Merrick (Lancaster-Coos County)
applauds during a speech (note that her neighbor is using not one but two
fans in an effort to keep cool).
By way of a footnote there were four sponsorship levels
for the convention. The nine platinum level sponsors ($5,000) included
Joe Biden for President and Hillary Clinton for President. The two
gold level sponsors ($2,500) were Chris Dodd for President and Bill Richardson
for President. None of the presidential campaigns sponsored at the
Silver level ($1,000). The ten bronze sponsors ($500) included John
Edwards for President and Dennis Kucinich for President.