Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and three other U.S. senators from western states have thrown their support behind Denver’s bid for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Reid, of Nevada, was joined by fellow Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Ken Salazar of Colorado and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico in sending a letter to Howard Dean, chair of the Democratic National Committee. “We believe the West to be the ideal setting for Democrats to showcase the strength, character and vision of our party and our Presidential nominee,” the senators wrote in the letter, dated Sept. 26. Denver and New York remain the only two cities competing for the convention after the third candidate city, Minneapolis-St. Paul, landed the Republican event. Workers at the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center on Friday announced they had unionized, removing a potential obstacle to a successful Denver convention bid.