Politics: Democrats Look South

Democrats Look South

After ten months of being feted in six cities, the 57 members of the Democratic Party site-selection committee finally announced last week that Atlanta will be host to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. The city that Democratic Chairman Paul Kirk called the "hub, heart and capital of the South" offered the party $15 million in public and private funds as bait. The ^ choice also reflects the Democrats' renewed efforts to appeal to Southern voters, who unseated five Republican Senators last fall and who will play an important role in 1988 with a first-ever regional presidential primary.

The decision was a...