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Quality of life index

By TIMES WIRES
Published October 2, 2006


$180-million Expected economic boost that would have come to Tampa had the city been selected to host the 2008 Republican National Convention.

$88-million Expected economic boost that would have gone to Cleveland, which also wanted the convention.

$255-million Economic boost to New York City, another finalist, when it hosted the 2004 convention.

$150-million Expected economic boost that will instead go to Minneapolis/St. Paul, which actually won the 2008 convention bid.

$64-million Amount it would have cost Tampa to host the 2008 convention.

$75-million Amount it would have cost Cleveland to host the 2008 convention.

$154-million Amount it cost New York City to host the 2004 convention.

$50-million Amount it will cost the Twin Cities to host the 2008 convention.

2004 Year in which Floridians last voted for a Republican president.

2004 Year in which Ohioans last voted for a Republican president.

1984 Year in which New Yorkers last voted for a Republican president.

1972 Year in which Minnesotans last voted for a Republican president, the longest Democratic voting streak in the nation.