MSP 2008 (Republican convention) host committee has sent over a boatload of GOP convention swag, at the same time the mayors of the Twin Cities were at the National Press Club to provide a “sneak peak” of the convention. Convention organizers are said to be ticked off that the state reneged on a promise to provide a letter of credit to the convention.
These things also serve to show what media is where on the GOP pecking order. Let the record show: Cathy Wurzer is high on the list. News Cut is not. Mercifully, the Morning Edition staff recognized a candidate for a blog entry when they saw it.
How did these items get selected? “(They) didn’t have to pay,” MSP 2008 communications director Teresa McFarland said in an e-mail. “The visitor and convention bureaus sent out an email asking for items that brought our key messages to life from the press kit.”