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Dems Pick Philly for DNC 2016

Sorry, Columbus and Brooklyn
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2015 8:56 AM CST

(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. (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)

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