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Santa Fe OKs funding to try to lure 'The Bachelor'

Created: 07/31/2014 4:12 PM
By: APNewsNow, Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A sharply divided Santa Fe City Council has voted to spend up to $100,000 to try to lure "The Bachelor" to the northern New Mexico city.       

Councilors approved by a 5-4 vote on Wednesday a funding request from the convention and visitors bureau to try to get ABC dating show to film an episode in Santa Fe.

Supporters said Santa Fe could use a tourism boost and that the filming could showcase some of the city's attractions.

But Councilor Bill Dimas said the show is awful and having it set in a city wouldn't encourage him to visit.

"The Bachelor," which debuted in 2002, revolves around an eligible bachelor who goes on a series of dates to choose a potential bride from a pool of 25 women.

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