Dems Pick Philly for DNC 2016
Sorry, Columbus and Brooklyn
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2015 8:56 AM CST
A cheesesteak at Pat's King of Steaks sits on a table where DNC reps considering where to host the 2016 convention ate lunch in Philadelphia on Aug. 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention. It's a patriotic backdrop for the nomination of the party's next presidential candidate. The Democratic National Committee says the convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016. The two other finalists were Brooklyn, NY, and Columbus, Ohio. The site could serve as a passing of the baton from President Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton, the leading contender for the party's nomination should she run for president, as is widely expected. The Democrats' convention will come the week after Republicans meet in Cleveland.