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New Convention Site

The Democratic National Committee unveiled a new Web site Tuesday dedicated to the party’s nominating convention next summer. [IMGCAP(1)]

The site, www.demconvention.com, is intended to provide useful information about the Democratic national convention, which is slated to take place Aug. 25-28, 2008, in Denver.

“The web site will be a place to keep Americans informed of all the latest convention news and will be updated daily as the convention nears,” DNC Chairman Howard Dean said in a statement.

Dean will travel to Denver on Thursday for a community celebration marking the countdown to the convention.

Empire Move. Add New York to the growing list of states that have decided to move their presidential primaries up to Feb. 5, which has now been dubbed “Super Duper Tuesday.”

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) signed legislation this week moving the state’s primary to Feb. 5, joining California, New Jersey and nearly a dozen other states that have moved their primaries or caucuses up.

The move is seen as giving a likely boost to both Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), who are the frontrunners for their respective parties’ nominations based on recent polling.

The presidential nominee selection process officially kicks off with the Iowa caucuses, which will be held Jan. 14.

— Lauren W. Whittington

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