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Denver Vacancy: 100s Clinton hotel rms avail, no longr nded

June 17, 2008 |  4:58 pm

According to, the now-deceased Hillary Clinton presidential campaign had optimistically made hundreds of hotel room reservations for the Mile High City for the Democratic National Convention at the end of August.The skyline of Denver where Democrats will hold their national convention in August

This was to be the coronation, remember?

Alas, there won't be hundreds of Clinton campaign workers needing rooms because there's no longer a Clinton campaign and they're all fired. And, anyway, her campaign is more than $20 million in debt.

So, the report says, she's sent out tons of e-mails to supporters, other campaigns (gee, which one is left?) and organizations trying to find takers for their guaranteed room reservations.

Too bad the rodeo's not in town.

(UPDATE: A Clinton campaign spokesman, Jin Chon, now says this report is incorrect and the rooms are not available. So don't bother calling for any.)

--Andrew Malcolm

Photo credit: City of Denver